Endangered Pangolins are nocturnal animals, and use their well-developed sense of smell to find insects. The long-tailed pangolin is also active by day. Endangered Pangolins spend most of the daytime sleeping, curled up into a ball.
Chinese customs agents have seized eight tons of frozen Pangolins. The huge haul of animals and nearly two tons of their scales, were seized by customs authorities in Jiangmen in Guangdong province in June.
Pangolins are native sons of the jungle of Indonesia, parts of Malaysia and southern Thailand. Also called the scaly anteater, international trade in pangolins is banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
The meat of the pangolin is considered a delicacy, while their scales are scraped off for use in traditional Chinese medicine.
Good medicine cannot come from the destruction of endangered animals.
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