- Oxygen Express
- Solitary, primarily nocturnal animals and are easily recognized by their full armor of scales.
- Only mammals wholly-covered in scales, used to protect themselves from predators in the wild.
- Diet: Ants, termites and larvae.
- Eight species of pangolins are found on two continents namely Asia and Africa.
- Only Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) and Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) are found in India.
- Habitat loss.
- Illegal wildlife crime like hunting and poaching for their meat and scales.
- Protection Status
- All species range from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered in IUCN Red List.
- WWF and TRAFFIC work together to protect them.
- Indian Pangolin
- Schedule I under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
- Appendix I of the International Convention of Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
- Endangered in IUCN Red List.
- These will be run by the Railways in the following days to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and oxygen cylinders across the country.
- The requirement for Medical Oxygen is a critical component in the treatment of Covid-19 affected patients and it has increased manifold amidst the resurgence of cases.
- These will send oxygen wherever there is a demand
- Green Corridors are being created for fast movement of Oxygen Express trains which will transport LMO through roll-on-roll-off (Ro-Ro) service with road tankers placed on flat wagons.