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A Chinese pangolin caught burrowing by infrared camera in E China



A Chinese pangolin was recently spotted burrowing its dwelling by an infrared camera in a nature reserve of east China's Zhejiang Province.

In a very rare occasion, staff of the Nanshan Nature Reserve in Wucheng District, Jinhua City, found the colorful footage of a wild Chinese pangolin digging and building its burrow in the dead of night when retrieving an infrared camera installed within the reserve recently. 

It took the pangolin over half an hour to dig a burrow that was about one meter deep. The staff speculated that this male pangolin was preparing for the winter.

The critically endangered Chinese pangolins have seen a steady recovery of their wild population in recent years, thanks to a marked improvement in their natural habitats. The Nanshan Nature Reserve in Wucheng has kept enhancing the pangolin natural habitat protection efforts such as setting apart hills for forestry and tending of woods.

Last year, the reserve captured more than 30 precious scenes of pangolin activities, including little pangolins foraging for food and pangolin couples building their love nest together.

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