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Pangolin

This rare pangolin turned up at the market in Chiang Dao for 1200 baht (about $33) a kilo - and he weighed 4.5 kg. Luckily he found a rich benefactor who was able to buy him his freedom and release him at a forest monestary, where he had the best chance of avoiding capture.

It was quite a weekend for endangered species as we had spotted a flock of hornbills in the forest the day before.

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Taken on April 8, 2009