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Pangolins Are the Most Trafficked Animal Worldwide

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 18, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 14:13

Guest: Rachael Bale, Senior Editor of National Geographic’s Animals Desk One of the world’s most highly trafficked animals is one you may have never even heard of. It’s a small, weird-looking mammal covered in scales called a pangolin. It lives in parts of Asia and Africa and is endangered. Just a couple months ago, authorities in Singapore seized 28 tons of pangolin scales. Pangolin poaching is increasing, and it’s alarming experts.