"Although this species is notoriously difficult to maintain in captivity, we are hopeful that the majority of them will be successfully rehabilitated and will have a second chance at a life back in the wild," WFFT wrote.
Sadly, some of the animals - who are believed to have been captured in the Indonesian island of Sumatra or the mainland of Malaysia - were found dead on arrival and many were too weak to move.
"The mortality rate of confiscated pangolins is very high; confiscations often occur days or even weeks after these animals have been illegally poached from the wild," WFFT said. "Stress, starvation and injuries sustained during capture are the main attributes to this high mortality rate."
But rescuers tried to remain hopeful about many of the pangolins.