29 Jul '14, 10am

Scaly Anteater Being Poached to the Point of Extinction

Scaly Anteater Being Poached to the Point of Extinction

Scaly anteaters are so in demand for their meat and scales that the animal is being poaching to extinction. Pangolins look like walking pine cones and can be found across Asia and Africa, but they are so popular as a meal in Vietnam and China that all eight species have recently been upgraded to threatened. In fact, it is getting so hard to keep up with demand that a thriving poaching trade between Asia and Africa has popped up.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/scaly-anteater-being-poached-to-the-...

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