Pangolins In The Rainforest

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The forest had mixed variety of tree and shrub species, with few climbers and other species like mushroom. 14 species of trees and 16 species of shrubs and herbs were common and burrows were not associated to vegetation type. According to Gurung 1996, pangolins are found in all kinds of habitats ranging from cultivated lands, grasslands to forests. Similar studies conducted by Kaspal (2008), Suwal (2011) and Thapa (2012) also found that pangolins occupied varying habitats with diverse varieties of plants associated with burrows but distribution was not found to be species dependent. The ground cover was moderate and crown cover varies between 25-75%. Burrows were more commonly found in areas of moderate crown cover of 25- 50% coverage and

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