文／林慧貞 圖／蔡耀徵 余志偉
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal on earth. If they happen to escape a hunter’s wrath and get sent to a rescue center, they would still have a hard time surviving stomach ulcer and internal bleeding due to its nervous nature and particular dietary habits.
Keeping captive pangolins alive, then, became one of the most challenging missions. Taiwan, however, has become the most experienced pangolin conservationist in the world in the past two decades. Even teams from Hong Kong, Japan, and Germany came to gather knowledge from the pangolin experts in Taiwan.
How has Taiwan accumulated its successful experience? What kind of challenges is Taiwan still facing in pangolin conservation?
（報導者授權刊載於明道中學APP，全文於報導者（How Does Taiwan Rescue Pangolins, a Species Almost Impossible to Treat in Captivity?））