Friday, October 07, 2011

Pangolin spotted while filming Singapore Haunted at Labrador Nature Reserve

While filming Singapore Haunted Episode 4 and 5 at Labrador Nature Reserve on 27 August 2011, the Singapore Haunted team gets an unexpected surprise... a pangolin! The anteater is classified as "critically endangered". Watch the video above.

The Sunda Pangolin is a species native to Singapore and other countries in South East Asia. The pangolins are hunted for their skin, meat and scales. Their skin is used as leather while the Chinese use their meat in their cuisine.

The pangolin is a protected animal in Singapore under the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act, which is enforced by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA). Please do not harm it, catch it or kill it if you spot one. More info about the pangolin here.

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