Pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked animal – poached for both traditional African, as well as rapidly developing Asian markets for use in traditional Chinese medicine and as a delicacy. The fact is that pangolin scales are made of keratin – no different to human toenails!
South Africa is home to the little-known Temminck’s ground pangolin. To cope with the rising number of pangolins being seized in the Lowveld, Provet Animal Hospital has formed an alliance with Rhino Revolution and the African Pangolin Working Group to provide a rehabilitation service and centre for these rescued pangolins.
We fund rhino de-hornings as a poaching preventative measure thanks to the financial contributions and participation of our supporters and donors.