Pangolins Are the Most Trafficked Animal Worldwide
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1095 , Segment 2
Episode: Iran, Pangolin Trafficking, Storytelling Health
- Jun 18, 2019 10:00 pm
- 14:13 mins
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.