Very first baby Chinese Pangolin at SVW – 5 months hiding A SECRET
On the very first day of getting back to work after Tet holidays, the captive team was surprised when they noticed a present of a “little Chinese pangolin” strolling with his mom via a video captured by the camera. Even more surprising was that this little is about 5 months old now if all the captive information about them serves right. The last time the mom had some symptoms of anorexia was 5 months ago. Since the time mother came to our center, most of its daytime is just staying deeply in the burrows in the ground. It only goes out and enjoys the meal in the early hours. And this time could be a big challenge for our keepers to observe their behaviors directly.
As you probably know, over the past decade, we have no evidence or photos of the Chinese pangolins' existence in the nature of Vietnam. This mother was rescued from an early last year.
This shocking but happy news of the mother giving birth, and successfully raising her child in our sanctuary are a prerequisite and initial success for future breeding and rehabilitation projects for this species.