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A pangolin is released into the wild by officials at a conservation forest in Indonesia in 2013. The animal was among 128 pangolins confiscated by customs officers from a smuggler's boat off Sumatra.
August 18, 2015 The pangolin, a shy, scaly animal resembling an anteater, is being hunted into extinction, conservationists say. New efforts are underway to protect this exotic creature.
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A government official releases a rescued baby pangolin into the Sumatran forest in July 2012 after Indonesian police intercepted 85 endangered pangolins.
August 3, 2014 The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.
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