My Art: Nobody needs a Pangolin’s scales but a Pangolin

Chloe Henderson

Pangolin (1)

For #WorldPangolinDay 2019 I celebrated by raising awareness of this unique scaley mammal by making art! Pangolins are the only mammal with scales, there are six different species of Pangolins, they have tongues almost as long as their bodies, and they are a type of ant-eater found in Africa and Asia. Pangolin numbers are rapidly decreasing in the wild due to illegal poaching. Their scales are wrongfully used in Chinese medicine, and their meat is considered a delicacy across Asia. The crimes humanity is committing against these endearing spiky critters is heartbreaking. You can help fight the illegal trade by spreading awareness of the atrocities committed against these beautiful creatures.

I was inspired to create this artwork after watching the documentary Pangolins – The World’s Most Wanted Animal on the BBC…

The endearing pangolin is a little-known scaly mammal. Found in Africa and Asia, these shy creatures have an…

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