Sunda pangolins facing extinction due to poaching

In safe hands: Tawau marine police officers showing the pangolin they rescued that was found in a box. — Photo courtesy of Sabah Marine Police

KOTA KINABALU: There is fear that the Sunda pangolin will become extinct in Sabah due to illegal hunting, says state Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga.

He said Sabah had been the focus of poachers and smugglers of these pangolins, scientifically known as Manis Javanica.

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