We would like you to meet Katiti, the Pangolin who is teaching humans about the trouble his species is facing.
Katiti is one of the residents at the Rare & Endangered Species Trust (REST) in Namibia, where he was painstakingly hand-reared by the trust’s founder Maria Diekmann.
Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked animal, and if they are lucky enough to be rescued from poachers, they are notoriously difficult to rehabilitate and release. Maria, however, is striving and succeeding at rehabilitating rescued Pangolins. Watch hers and Katiti’s story below.
World Pangolin Day
World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in February, which happens to be 16 February this year. It’s an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals and their plight. Show your support with the hashtag #WorldPangolinDay.
To find out more about REST and the work that they do, visit their website. They also publish regular updates to their Facebook page about their latest rescues as well as the assistance they may need to rehabilitate them.
Photography African Wildlife Foundation