It takes a resilient pangolin to brave the horrible situation of the illegal wildlife market. Pangolins are fragile, very shy, and elusive in nature. They are sensitive creatures – a major reason why they do not do well in captivity.

Quite a number of pangolins rescued from the illegal wildlife market by the Pangolin Conservation Guild Nigeria (PCGN) are not always in optimum health.  A lot of them would have been stressed and with sustained injuries, some with mild systemic problems and some infected with ectoparasites such as ticks. Stress-inducing situations can lead to their mortality.

A female pangolin which was rescued from the illegal wildlife trade was released into the forest on the 16th of May post-rehabilitation. She was stressed but resilient.  When she first arrived at PCGN, she was always curled up with no vigor. We relate with the pangolins in a calm manner so as to foster a feeling of trust in them. With time, she warmed up to us and now she has been released into a protected forest. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world. Their numbers are fast decreasing and there is a need to do everything possible to save them from extinction. We are planning to monitor the welfare of our pangolins that have been released into the wild. Your support goes along way. Kindly visit the donations page to support our work.