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PANGOLIN: THE MOST TRAFFICKED MAMMAL YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

17 February 2019
Author  Sibeta Mundia, Barotseland Post
Following our earlier publication on the Pangolin, many have asked us to share more information on the animal, and possibly, give reasons why it needs protection.

Others even wanted to know what the animal is in siLozi.

Well, in Barotseland, the Pangolin is known as Ñake or siÑake, and feeds on ants and termites (Butwa) but should not be confused with its look alike, the Sikape (The Honey Badger), which feeds on honey (Linosi) and has no scales as the Pangolin does!

Therefore, and due to public demand, we share this VIDEO to give more information on the Pangolin, which was declared as an endangered species at a major September, 2016 conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, organized by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), the body that regulates international wildlife trade, where it was voted to effect a shut down on all commercial sales of pangolins and their parts across borders.

This means that capture and trafficking of the animal could get the perpetrator arrested and prosecuted with lengthy jail sentences!

VIDEO Courtesy of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, here used in Fair Use laws and public interest.

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