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Seventh Annual World Pangolin Day

by Christin VanZant last modified Feb 17, 2018 01:06 AM
World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals — and their plight. Pangolin numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa
When Feb 17, 2018
from 12:00 AM to 11:55 AM
Where Worldwide
Contact Name Rhishja Cota-Larson
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The demand for pangolins comes mostly from China, where pangolin scales are unfortunately believed to be a cure-all of sorts and pangolin flesh is considered a delicacy. In Vietnam, pangolins are frequently offered at restaurants catering to wealthy patrons who want to eat rare and endangered wildlife. There is no evidence to support claims regarding medicinal properties of pangolin scales or any other part of the pangolin.

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