The illegal wildlife trade is a brutal business. Most of pangolins we receive are in very poor health. Main injuries are foot injuries due to 1) snare traps or 2) animal clutching onto tree while hunter tries to pull it away. We have seen them with tails snapped off due to abusive handling. They are also force fed corn meal or even gravel mix to make them gain weight (they are sold by weight). Some pangolins die before we can retrieve them from their confiscation locations, other we need to euthanize as their injuries are just too great. When operating within capacity approximately 72% of the pangolins we receive are returned to the wild. This is an extraordinary feat, given the condition they arrive in and pangolins notorious sensitivity to captivity. When our capacity is stretched and pangolins have to share enclosures, the mortality rise rises.