Tag: Pangolin

Odisha: Pangolin Sent For Covid-19 Test After Captor Found Positive

A pangolin rescued from a man at Gohirapal village under Bangiriposhi police limits in Mayurbhanj district was sent for a COVID test after its captor was found to have contracted the virus on Tuesday.

Odisha Plans To Save Endangered Pangolins From Extinction

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to save the Pangolins from extinction by gathering more information about their behaviour in the wild, the Odisha Forest Department is all set to set some…

5 Poachers Arrested From Kapilash Forest Range; Deer Antlers & Pangolin Scales Seized

Dhenkanal: Five poachers were arrested by the officials of Dhenkanal Forest division on Sunday. Four country-made guns, two deer antlers, 100 traps, three scales of Pangolin have been seized from their possession. The accused have been identified as Naba Balmuchi (21), Budu Balmuchi (27), Ratna Balmuchi (30), Kurupa Baipi (28) and Sanatan Dehury (33) of […]

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Odisha Crime Branch STF Busts Pangolin Smuggling Racket, 2 Arrested

Subarnapur: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha police Crime Branch busted a pangolin smuggling racket and rescued a pangolin from Mahanadi Bridge near Rajakothi here in the district on Friday and arrested two persons for possessing the animal illegally. Both the smugglers have been identified as Somnath Bag and Marsalan Bhengera of Ulunda under […]

Pangolin Smuggling: Ex-Sarpanch Among Seven Arrested In Odisha

Sambalpur: A day after a pangolin was recovered from a quarantine centre in Odisha, the forest department on Tuesday arrested seven persons including a former sarpanch and a businessman on charges of smuggling pangolin scales in Sambalpur district. All the arrested are the residents of Naktideul block in the district. The forest officials have also […]

Pangolin rescued from Odisha's Quarantine Centre will be tested for COVID-19

Cuttack: Odisha Forest department has decided to conduct COVID-19 test of a Pangolin that was rescued from a quarantine centre in the State. It will be for the first time that the swab samples of a pangolin will be sent for testing. On Monday, a team of Athagarh Forest division in Cuttack rescued the Pangolin […]

Coronavirus in bats affecting humans is rare: ICMR

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that coronavirus in bats affecting humans is a rare incident, maybe, once in a thousand years. Responding to a question asked by IANS at the daily media briefing of ministries about coronavirus pandemic, Head Scientist of ICMR Dr Raman Gangakhedkar said that the […]

Odisha Forest Dept Busts Online Pangolin Smuggling Racket; 8 Held

Athagarh: Officials of Athgarh Forest Division in Cuttack district busted an illegal online smuggling of pangolin recently. Eight persons including a man and his son-in-law have been arrested in this connection. Huge quantity of pangolin scales have also been reportedly recovered from their possession. Authorities informed that the trail of the racket, a first-of-its kind […]