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Pangolins rescued in Songkhla from wildlife traffickers

Tree pangolin (Manis tricuspis)

SONGKHLA, May 17 – Nearly 100 endangered pangolins — popularly known as scaly anteaters — were rescued by Thai customs officials while they were being smuggled to a third country.

A pick-up truck was intercepted by an investigation team from Regional Customs Bureau 4 while heading to Chana district of the southern border province of Songkhla with a cargo of the protected species, en route to Bangkok in order to await transfer across border.

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