Friday, October 7, 2016

Pic Today 10/7/16


THIS LITTLE FELLA
IS IN TROUBLE

Meet a pangolin.
 
This scaly mammal
(riding on his mother's back)
is covered in scales,
which (unfortunately)
are prized for their purported
virility and health value
in Chinese medicine.

Fact is . . .

Pangolins are the "most trafficked"
mammal in the world today.
More than 1-million have been
poached and traded since 2000,
for their meat and scales.

Consequently,
there's an extremely high risk
of extinction for this beautiful animal.

Native to Asia and Africa,
pangolins are "walking artichokes",
with no teeth, long sticky tongue,
with giant digging claws,
eating thousands of bugs daily.

Let's make poaching extinct.
(And Chinese medicine,
while we're at it.)

Photo: Courtesy National Geographic


10 comments:

  1. Bonjour Rick,
    C'est vraiment triste tout ça, malheureusement je ne peux rien faire, les chinois ont toujours des inventions bizarres.
    Belle journée !

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  2. This little guy, and his mother, are adorable and should be protected. All life should be respected and let to live. A great concern of mine. Thanks for the post, Rick.

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  3. Preciosa y tierna criatura.
    Un abrazo Rick

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  4. Thanks Rick for making us aware. How large is this charming creature?

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    1. Full grown, about the size of an adult raccoon.

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  5. You are a Lucky Man...these creatures are for ever in my Dreams.
    I´m still waiting for the MEETING.
    Thank You for "the look"...

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  6. An interesting creature that, I will admit, I do not know much about. Thanks for this post!

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