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Pangolin found looking for food in Ho Chi Minh City alley

Pangolin found looking for food in Ho Chi Minh City alley

Thursday, December 01, 2022, 16:01 GMT+7
Pangolin found looking for food in Ho Chi Minh City alley
Nguyen Thanh Hay (L) hands over the pangolin to a forest protection officer in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

A resident handed over a pangolin to competent authorities after noticing the wild animal in an alley in Ho Chi Minh City.

Nguyen Thanh Hay, 50, who works as a neighborhood security guard in Binh Hung Hoa Ward, Binh Tan District, handed over the pangolin to the municipal Department of Forest Protection on Wednesday.

Nguyen Thanh Hay holds the pangolin he found in an alley in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Thanh Hay holds the pangolin he found in an alley in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Hay said he was patrolling along an alley early on Tuesday morning when he saw an animal looking for food in a pile of garbage.

“I initially thought it was a weasel, but it was quite slow,” Hay recalled.

“It curled up when I touched it with a stick.”

Competent authorities receive the pangolin in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Competent authorities receive the pangolin in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

The man then took the wild animal home and reported the case to local authorities.

Forest protection officers said the animal is a male Javan pangolin, also known as Manis javanica, weighing about three kilograms.

The species is classified as a rare and endangered forest animal.

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A resident handed over a pangolin to competent authorities after noticing the wild animal in an alley in Ho Chi Minh City.

Nguyen Thanh Hay, 50, who works as a neighborhood security guard in Binh Hung Hoa Ward, Binh Tan District, handed over the pangolin to the municipal Department of Forest Protection on Wednesday.

Nguyen Thanh Hay holds the pangolin he found in an alley in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Thanh Hay holds the pangolin he found in an alley in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Hay said he was patrolling along an alley early on Tuesday morning when he saw an animal looking for food in a pile of garbage.

“I initially thought it was a weasel, but it was quite slow,” Hay recalled.

“It curled up when I touched it with a stick.”

Competent authorities receive the pangolin in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Competent authorities receive the pangolin in Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

The man then took the wild animal home and reported the case to local authorities.

Forest protection officers said the animal is a male Javan pangolin, also known as Manis javanica, weighing about three kilograms.

The species is classified as a rare and endangered forest animal.

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