Meet the pangolin. The world’s only scaly mammal, pangolins are now trafficked at a higher rate than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined, primarily for medicinal use in China, Thailand and Vietnam. Very little is known about even their most basic biology, and this lack of understanding is hampering conservation efforts.
Here are five quick facts to know about this fascinating and severely endangered animal. Help spread the knowledge and share this post with a future pangolin-lover!