Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Wednesday Pangolin Blogging

Originally uploaded by DBM.
This endangered species, commonly known as a scaly anteater, was found by a man along the banks of the River Turag in Bangladesh. It had apparently escaped from a nearby botanical garden. As exotic animals have always been seen as a "main chance" for entrepreneurs, this fellow tried to sell it for 200,000 taka (about $300, according to the fine folks at the BBC). Public interest in the animal, however, attracted the police, who took the pangolin into protective custody. It will eventually be turned over to the Dhaka zoo.