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A vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida. This juvenile is only 70 days old. She is the first of her species to be bred in captivity.

Frustratingly, traditional Chinese medicine falsely believes the unique protective keratin scales (the same material as your fingernails) have curative properties. This has resulted in massive illegal taking of pangolins from the wild. With the four species of Asian pangolins becoming endangered, smugglers are now turning their attention to the four found in Africa, including this species.

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ANI062-00357

A vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida. This juvenile is only 70 days old. She is the first of her species to be bred in captivity.

Frustratingly, traditional Chinese medicine falsely believes the unique protective keratin scales (the same material as your fingernails) have curative properties. This has resulted in massive illegal taking of pangolins from the wild. With the four species of Asian pangolins becoming endangered, smugglers are now turning their attention to the four found in Africa, including this species.

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ANI062-00358

A vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida. This juvenile is only 70 days old. She is the first of her species to be bred in captivity.

Frustratingly, traditional Chinese medicine falsely believes the unique protective keratin scales (the same material as your fingernails) have curative properties. This has resulted in massive illegal taking of pangolins from the wild. With the four species of Asian pangolins becoming endangered, smugglers are now turning their attention to the four found in Africa, including this species.

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ANI062-00355

A vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida. This juvenile is only 70 days old. She is the first of her species to be bred in captivity.

Frustratingly, traditional Chinese medicine falsely believes the unique protective keratin scales (the same material as your fingernails) have curative properties. This has resulted in massive illegal taking of pangolins from the wild. With the four species of Asian pangolins becoming endangered, smugglers are now turning their attention to the four found in Africa, including this species.

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A vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida. This juvenile is only 70 days old. She is the first of her species to be bred in captivity.

Frustratingly, traditional Chinese medicine falsely believes the unique protective keratin scales (the same material as your fingernails) have curative properties. This has resulted in massive illegal taking of pangolins from the wild. With the four species of Asian pangolins becoming endangered, smugglers are now turning their attention to the four found in Africa, including this species.

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ANI062-00354

A vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida. This juvenile is only 70 days old. She is the first of her species to be bred in captivity.

Frustratingly, traditional Chinese medicine falsely believes the unique protective keratin scales (the same material as your fingernails) have curative properties. This has resulted in massive illegal taking of pangolins from the wild. With the four species of Asian pangolins becoming endangered, smugglers are now turning their attention to the four found in Africa, including this species.

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A vulnerable baby white-bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) clings to her mother’s back at a facility in Florida. At just 70 days old, this captive-born baby was a first in captivity! This vulnerable species, like many other pangolin species, is illegally taken from the wild. Unfortunately, it is falsely believed that the protective keratin scales have curative properties.

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Men butcher and cook bushmeat, including a marsh cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus), two tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) and two brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) and a blue duiker (Philantomba monticola), in a market in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

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Men butcher and cook bushmeat, including a marsh cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus), two tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) and two brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) and a blue duiker (Philantomba monticola melanorheus), in a market in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

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A man displays his butchered and cooked bush meat, including a marsh cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus), tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) and brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus), in a market in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

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Men butcher and cook bushmeat, including a marsh cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus), two tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) and two brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus), in a market in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

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Men butcher and cook bushmeat, including a marsh cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus), two tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) and two brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus), in a market in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

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Butchered and cooked bushmeat, including a marsh cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus), two tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) and two brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus), in a market in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

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Butchered and cooked animals, two brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) and two endangered tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis), displayed for sale in the market in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa.

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