PANGOLIN – THE MOST TRAFFICED MAMMAL ON EARTH
Pangolins ( ietermagog in Afrikaans) are the most mystical and bewitching creatures. Being the only mammals covered in hard keratinous overlapping scales, these rare animals have only been sighted in their natural habitat by the very fortunate few – often a fleeting glimpse at dawn or dusk but nevertheless a sighting and an experience of a lifetime. Being shy, predominantly nocturnal, solitary, territorial and quiet, they are one of the very rarest sightings anyone can have.
This beautiful coffee table book consists of stunning images that capture Africa’s pangolins in a moment in time and is an reflection on the beauty of these creatures. In this, the first book of its kind, talented photographers have donated photos that were taken when they were fortunate enough to encounter these animals in their natural environment. This resulted in a very special publication that would complement any wildlife and nature lover’s library.
The publication showcases the beauty as well as the plight of African pangolins and, in so doing, creates greater awareness of a little known, rarely seen and understudied group of spectacular mammals. The book is due to be available on World Pangolin Day in February 2019. All of the nett proceeds raised from the sale of the book will go to The African Pangolin Working Group. The funds will be used in projects dealing with the treatment and rehabilitation of pangolins rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. * For more information please visit www.pangolins.co.za or @pangolins.co.za on Instagram. Without postage the book will cost R595 in South Africa. You can place your order online or contact Lisa Fanton on 082600-1789/ [email protected]golins.co.za