Image Credit - ProVet Wildlife Services


South Africa is home to the little known Temminck's ground pangolin. There is a rapidly escalating and urgent need to help save pangolins confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. ProVet Wildlife Services are at the cutting edge of these conservation efforts, and are leading the way in rescue and rehabilitation of these elusive and critically endangered species.

Pangolins are the world's most illegally trafficked animal in the world! Poached for both traditional African beliefs, as well as rapidly developing Asian markets for use in traditional medicines and as a delicacy. The fact is that pangolin scales are made out of keratin. No different to human finger and toenails. 

The Pangolin Rescue Fund is working very closely with ProVet Wildlife Services, Hoedspruit's specialist wildlife veterinarians, led by Dr Pete Rogers, as the rescued pangolin first responders, medical carers and support for all pangolins rescued from the illegal wildlife trade in the Hoedspruit area. The pangolins arrive severely compromised, stressed, malnourished and dehydrated, requiring around the clock medical care and support.

Image Credit - ProVet Wildlife Services

Image Credit - ProVet Wildlife Services

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