Adopt a pangolin

Pangolins are facing extinction. As one of the world’s most illegally traded mammals, they need our help.

By symbolically adopting a pangolin, you can make a difference and support those organisations that are rescuing and rehabilitating pangolins. It’s a great gift for a pangolin fan as the recipient receives an adoption pack and, sometimes, a soft toy.

David Shepherd Foundation – adoption includes a print and an optional handmade pangolin toy by Little Ndaba, a women’s community project in Zambia.

Born Free – adoption includes a pangolin soft toy and supports the Sangha Pangolin Project in the Central African Republic.

WWF – adoption includes a pangolin soft toy.

Scales Conservation Fund – adoption helps to provide veterinary treatment to pangolins retrieved from the illegal wildlife trade in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa.

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife – adopt Rolly and the other pangolins in the care of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife. Adoption provides fresh food, veterinary treatment and a place to live for injured pangolins and those waiting to be released back into the wild.

Animal Works International – offer an adoption programme in support of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife.

Wildlife Alliance – sponsor Sunda pangolin Raya and the pangolin conservation work of Wildlife Alliance in Cambodia.

Support pangolin conservation without the symbolic adoption by donating to Save Pangolins or the Pangolin Crisis Fund.

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Buy my book: a pocket-sized companion for when you feel like a pangolin and want to roll up into a ball.

How to help pangolins

Pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal. It’s easy to feel helpless, like there’s nothing you can do to make a difference. But Pipisin Pangolin’s got a few ideas of things you could do to help pangolins…

Get yourself a pangolin t-shirt, jewellery or make it permanent with a tattoo!
Dedicated conservationists are working hard to save and protect pangolins, support them by making a donation. They are lots of amazing pangolin organisations but if you’re not sure who to donate to – support the Pangolin Crisis Fund.
Challenge yourself to do a sponsored run. Don’t like running? Choose a different challenge…
Raise funds by organising a cake bake.
Share your art online to help raise awareness.
Demand for pangolin scales and meeting is driving them to extinction. Report to your local authorities or using the Wildlife Witness app.
Pipisin Pangolin looking at a pangolin adoption certificate
Support pangolin conservation by adopting a pangolin.
Our everyday choices impact on the forests, the oceans, and all the plants and animals that we share the planet with. Take action to live more sustainably.

Book cover of It's Not My Fault
Buy my book: a pocket-sized companion for when you feel like a pangolin and want to roll up into a ball.

Christmas colouring

Help Pipisin Pangolin get ready for Christmas. His tree needs more decorations and his jumper is too plain for the festive season.

Click on one of the two images for a pdf that can be downloaded, printed and coloured. It’s free to use but if you share your colouring on social media, I’d love to see them. Please tag me: @pipisinpangolin on instagram or twitter. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Christmas tree colouring page
Christmas jumper colouring page

Book cover of It's Not My Fault
Buy my book: a pocket-sized companion for when you feel like a pangolin and want to roll up into a ball.