Taiwan is Pangolin Island?


#1

I’ve never seen or considered that Taiwan has or “might be the planet’s highest concentration of the world’s most-trafficked mammal.”

穿山甲 Chuānshānjiǎ in Chinese.


#2

Making this public may contribute to their demise … poor Pangolins. Hope not .


#3

The list of things Chinese people will eat for the ‘virility’ is bloody endless. Why can’t they just stop it already? Doesn’t Pfizer have any operations in China?


#4

Hopefully they are changing their ways in China. Vietnam isn’t great either.


#5

A while ago the Taichung while animal shelter release this post on their facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1739834956134538&id=137169663067750

They received a pangolin from a pair of hikers who saw it lying motionless in the middle of the hiking trail. After inspection, the experts at the wild animal shelter determined that the pangolin was unable to move due to… it’s sleeping.

The pangolin was completely unaware that he has been rescued and traveled great dstances, and continued to sleep until dusk. The experts brought him back to the location he was discovered and released him back into the wild.

I hope in the future pagolins are so common place that we’d just walk by a sleepy pangolin and not blink an eye.


#6

They are everywhere. Behold the famous Pickaxed Pangolin of Taipei!


#7

That’s a funny story. I have yet to see one in the wild, but from the pictures they sure are interesting


#8

They used to get eaten and trapped for Chinese medicine and became quite rare in Taiwan but are now making a comeback meanwhile they are under extreme threat in SE Asia.


#9

Where do they live? Mountains?