Instagram – September 27th, 2018
We couldn’t resist sharing this amazing photo of a pangolin sighting in Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. Despite being incredibly rare to see in the wild, the scaly creatures are one of the world’s most trafficked animals and their numbers are declining rapidly.
You can read more about the plight of the pangolin on the @tikkihywoodtrust page and if you would like to donate to any of our projects across Africa that specialise in wildlife conservation and the protection of endangered species, please click the link in our bio 🙏🏼 #Repost @gonarezhou with @get_repost
A recent visitor to Gonarezhou had the incredible privilege of seeing this baby pangolin with it’s mother whilst she was out foraging for ants in the late afternoon. Pangolins are known to carry their young on their backs like this from the time that the babies are about one month old. But to witness this in the wild is very unusual and special.
Pangolin are endangered, and currently have the dubious distinction of being the world’s most trafficked mammal. The Gonarezhou Conservation Trust has formed a partnership with the @tikkihywoodtrust to rewild pangolins confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade, whilst also gathering vital information about this species that can help us safeguard their future.
Read more about this project on the Trust’s website at http://gonarezhou.org/conservation/ecological-monitoring/pangolin-project/