Cambodia Opens Pangolin Rehabilitation Centre

Cambodia opens Pangolin Rehabilitation Centre

Cambodia has opened a new Pangolin Rehabilitation Centre to provide special care to the kingdom’s endangered pangolins rescued from the growing wildlife trade.

“The facility is established to rehabilitate injured pangolins (scaly ant-eaters) rescued from hunters throughout Cambodia,” according to a joint press release from the Conservation International (CI) and Cambodian Forestry Administration (FA) . “The center aims to bolster conservation efforts for this species.”

The facility is located at the Phnom Tamao Zoological Park and Wildlife Rescue Center in Takeo Province and staffed by a well- trained and dedicated team who care for the pangolins until they are ready for release back into the wild, the press release said.

“The center also aims to raise awareness of the plight of the pangolin and to do so have been fitted with information signs about the species, the wildlife trade and how the public can help, ” it said.

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