Saving Pangolins in Peril throughout Asia
Pangolin hunting for ants.

Saving Pangolins in Peril throughout Asia

The most trafficked mammal in the world is the critically endangered pangolin, largely because those who practice traditional eastern medicine mistakenly believe the scales have healing properties. To help the species’ numbers grow, Smithsonian veterinarians want to help save the pangolin across Southeast Asia by purchasing ultrasound equipment and special hormone kits to study pangolin reproduction, equipping and supplying a pangolin rehabilitation outpost, providing hands-on training to those caring for pangolins in the field, and launching campaigns to educate local communities about the value of protecting the species. By tackling the crisis on multiple fronts in multiple countries, we can make a true impact in saving these endangered pangolins.

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