One of the Last Sumatran Rhinos in Malaysia Critically Ill

KOTA KINABALU: Puntung, one of the last three Sumatran Rhinos in Malaysia, is critically ill with an abscess deep inside her upper jaw, the Sabah Wildlife Department disclosed Wednesday. SWD Director Augustine Tuuga said there is grave concern because there are signs that Puntung’s infection is deep and very likely has spread even deeper and it has not responded to drainage and antibiotic treatment. “We are especially worried about sepsis, an infection that can spread […]

500 Kg Pangolin Scales Found at Kenyan Airport

Kenya- 500 kilograms of Pangolin scales worth Sh300 million have been recovered at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The consignment which seemed to not have an owner was nabbed at the KQ cargo area and was then taken into KWS custody. Investigations revealed that the scales were being shipped from Conakry, Guinea to Lagos, Nigeria. The Cites Management Authority in Conakry, Guinea (Ministry of Water, Forests and Environment) stated that the documents which were found alongside […]

Happy Mother’s Day from Pangolin Conservation!

A mother & daughter White-bellied Tree Pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis). Photos are by Joel Sartore, for his Photo Ark project. 2016 is going to be an exciting year for pangolins births in the USA! Can’t wait to have plenty of awesome pics for the next year! Photos were taken in St. Augustine, FL at Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization whose is dedicated to promoting the conservation, education, and research of the world’s most fascinating mammals! Why is this important? Pangolins are declining at an alarming rate due […]

African White-Bellied Tree Pangolin

Four Wildlife Traffickers Arrested in Cameroon (going to China?)

Four illegal wildlife traffickers were arrested on Sunday near the Yaounde-Nsimalen international airport in Cameroon, a wildlife agency official told Xinhua on Monday. The traffickers were found in possession of primate skulls and pangolin scales that they were about to export to their trading partners, said the Director of the Last Great Ape Organisation (LAGA) in Cameroon, Ofir Drori. “One primate trafficker was arrested with 18 primate skulls including gorillas and chimpanzee, two giant pangolin […]

Animals Crossing Eco-Link: Safe Passage for Creatures Over Busy Highway

The Sunda pangolin’s totter is slightly absurd. With its foreclaws hanging just off the ground, it looks like a miniature T-rex as it ambles along on its hind legs. The scaly mammal’s formidable foreclaws are built not for walking, but to rip open ant hills and termite nests. When in danger, it may curl into a ball, relying on its armour of scales to protect its conical head and delicate underbelly. But that armour is […]