World Pangolin Day aims to raise awareness of these unique and fascinating mammals and the problems they face. Pangolins are rapidly declining, particularly in Asia. Pangolin trafficking is also becoming a serious problem in Africa.
In China, pangolin
scales are wrongly believed to be a cure-all of sorts and pangolin
flesh is considered a delicacy. There is no evidence that any part of the pangolin actually has medicinal properties.
In Vietnam, pangolins are frequently
offered at restaurants catering to wealthy patrons who want to eat rare
and endangered wildlife.
You can find out more from World Pangolin Day.
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