The World’s Most Wanted Animal

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Nature: The World’s Most Wanted Animal premieres Wednesday, May 23 at 8 pm on PBS (check local listings).

Pangolins are often described as “the most endangered animal you’ve never heard of.” The world’s only scaly mammal, pangolins are now trafficked at a higher rate than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined, for medicinal use in China, Thailand and Vietnam. Very little is known about even their most basic biology, and this is hampering conservation efforts – pangolins almost always die in captivity. In Namibia, conservationist Maria Diekmann found herself on the frontline of the battle to save these wanted animals after unexpectedly becoming a surrogate mother to an orphaned baby pangolin named Honey Bun. On an emotional journey, Diekmann travels to Asia to better understand the global issues facing pangolins, before joining forces with a Chinese megastar to help build a campaign to bring awareness to the plight of these surprisingly charming creatures.

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THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED ANIMAL

NARRATOR
NORA YOUNG

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
VICTORIA BROMLEY

ASSISTANT PRODUCER
SANNE CHRISTOPHERSEN

FILM EDITOR
SAM ROGERS

PHOTOGRAPHY
SUE GIBSON
GRAHAM MACFARLANE

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
LEON CHEN
BERND CUSCHMANN NICK FOXALL
CALEB PARKIN

ADDITIONAL SOUND
MARK ROBERTS

ONLINE EDITOR
CAS CASEY

COLORIST
DAN GILL

DUBBING EDITOR
BEN WOOD

DUBBING MIXER
MATT COSTER

GRAPHICS
HELLO CHARLIE

MUSIC COMPOSER
JEAN-MARC PETSAS
LENNY WILLIAMS

EDIT ASSISTANT
ALAN NEAL

RESEARCHER
HARRIET LAWRENCE

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
LEANNE HAMILTON

PRODUCTION MANAGER
PAULINE GATES

UNIT MANAGER
KATE GORST

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
TOM JARVIS

SENIOR PRODUCER
ROWAN CRAWFORD

ARCHIVE
PAUL HILTON
KATIE SCHULER
RARE AND ENDANGERED SPECIES TRUST

SPECIAL THANKS
BRUNO AND KAI NEBE
DR DAN CHALLENDER
EDUCATION FOR NATURE - VIETNAM
SAVE VIETNAM’S WILDLIFE
TRAFFIC
WILDAID

SERIES EDITOR
ROGER WEBB

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

DIGITAL PRODUCER
HEATHER TONER

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
WHITNEY MCGOWAN

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

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