Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Yet in Vietnam and China, the animals are still considered a delicacy and their scales are in great demand for traditional "medicine". Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to extinction.
Pangolins (also referred to as scaly anteaters or trenggiling) are mammals of the order Pholidota. Species range in size from 30 to 100 centimetres (12 to 39 in). Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin; they are the only known mammals with this adaptation. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites which they capture using their long, specially adapted tongues.
Pangolins: the world's most illegally traded mammal – in pictures