Cute Pangolin Baby Pictures
Like humans, baby animals must all learn to thrive on this planet. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, the cuddly and cute documentary series Wild Babies invites us on several epic adventures. The 16 wild babies we meet across the globe are born into various circumstances and must prepare to navigate the years ahead.
Pangolins are a source of food and medicine in parts of Asia and Africa. Some believe that their scales can help cure ailments from hysteria to low lactation of a young mother. Because of this, the cute pangolin has been hunted to near extinction and governments around the world instituted an international ban on their trade in 2016. Despite this ban, trade in pangolin scales and meat continues to grow due to criminal networks facilitating international smuggling operations.
Fortunately, live pangolins have started to gain some fans and advocates, thanks to spreading information online, and major news outlets running articles about them. Pangolin trading has been outlawed worldwide by the U.N., and conservation efforts and awareness campaigns (including burning massive collections of confiscated scales and skins, not unlike ivory burnings) are taking place in countries around the world. While pangolins may not be as charismatic and endearing as elephants, rhinos, tigers, and the like, they are pretty darn cute, which is always helpful for gaining attention and sympathy. 2b1af7f3a8