The African pangolin is being smuggled throughout Africa and Asia and used for medicinal purposes. This animal is already endangered in Asia and may very well become endangered in Africa if this illegal trade is not brought to an end. Sign the petition to demand that one African nation ban the hunting of this animal.

The African pangolin is being smuggled throughout Africa and Asia and used for medicinal purposes. This animal is already endangered in Asia and may very well become endangered in Africa if this illegal trade is not brought to an end. Sign the petition to demand that one African nation ban the hunting of this animal.

An African Pangolin ~ With small conical heads and jaws lacking teeth, pangolins have amazingly long, muscular, and sticky tongues that are perfect for reaching and lapping up ants and termites in deep cavities.

An African Pangolin ~ With small conical heads and jaws lacking teeth, pangolins have amazingly long, muscular, and sticky tongues that are perfect for reaching and lapping up ants and termites in deep cavities.

Smutsia temminckii (Cape Pangolin, Ground Pangolin, Scaly Anteater, South African Pangolin, Steppe Pangolin, Temminck's Ground Pangolin)

Smutsia temminckii (Cape Pangolin, Ground Pangolin, Scaly Anteater, South African Pangolin, Steppe Pangolin, Temminck's Ground Pangolin)

Shy Pangolin | ©Gary Parker Common names: Cape pangolin, Scaly anteater, South African pangolin, Temminck’s ground pangolin, Pangolin De Te...

Shy Pangolin | ©Gary Parker Common names: Cape pangolin, Scaly anteater, South African pangolin, Temminck’s ground pangolin, Pangolin De Te...

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The African Pangolin Working Group will be formally launched on 19 February 2015. Photo via pangolin.org.za

Official Launch of African Pangolin Working Group

The African Pangolin Working Group will be formally launched on 19 February 2015. Photo via pangolin.org.za

Pangolins have the appearance of a walking pinecone crossed with an anteater due to the large keratin scales that cover their skin.

Pangolins have the appearance of a walking pinecone crossed with an anteater due to the large keratin scales that cover their skin.

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