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.
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 Polly 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.
Pipisin the Pangolin loves Christmas! Last year he made pangolin baubles to hang on your Christmas tree, this year he has his very own pop-up Christmas card.
To make your own pop-up pangolin card – click on the picture and download the pdf template. Print it out, colour it in, cut along the solid lines of the pangolin and the plants, and fold the dashed lines. Fold in half and place inside a second piece of paper or card.
Click on this picture for the template without any words:
There are eight species of pangolin in the world: four in Asia and four in Africa.
long-tailed or black-bellied
tree or white-bellied
cape or Temminck’s ground
Pangolins feed on ants and termites. They can eat 70 million ants a year, collecting them up with their very long sticky tongues. They don’t have any teeth but, once inside the stomach, the ants and ground up with stones.
Click on the picture below to open a printable pdf: