Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press - 18 August 2014 02:14-04:00

NEW DELHI (AP) — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result.
The Indian pangolin — a scaly critter whose defense mechanism of rolling up into a...


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