Pangolin Metal Clay Ring by Gordon Uyehara The pangolin has the unfortunate distinction of being the most trafficked animal in the world. Often referred to as scaly anteaters, these unusual mammals are hunted for their meat and tough scales that cover their bodies. Practitioners of folk medicine claim they are the cure for many human ailments. Pangolin scales are made of keratin, the same fibrous protein found in hair, horns, and nails. When threatened, a pangolin rolls itself into a ball so…

Pangolin Metal Clay Ring by Gordon Uyehara The pangolin has the unfortunate distinction of being the most trafficked animal in the world. Often referred to as scaly anteaters, these unusual mammals are hunted for their meat and tough scales that cover their bodies. Practitioners of folk medicine claim they are the cure for many human ailments. Pangolin scales are made of keratin, the same fibrous protein found in hair, horns, and nails. When threatened, a pangolin rolls itself into a ball so…

"A coat of armor made of pangolin scales, an unusual object, was presented to George III in 1820." From "Pangolin" - in Wikipedia.

"A coat of armor made of pangolin scales, an unusual object, was presented to George III in 1820." From "Pangolin" - in Wikipedia.

Pangolin scale Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in Asia’s illegal wildlife trade. They are hunted for food, for use in medicines and folk remedies, and to fuel a rampant illegal international trade in their scales, skin and meat. Between 2011 and 2013, somewhere between 117,000 and 235,000 pangolins are estimated to have been killed, and this number continues to rise. Pangolin scales are made of keratin, the main component of human nails, and have no medicinal value.

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Pangolin scale Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in Asia’s illegal wildlife trade. They are hunted for food, for use in medicines and folk remedies, and to fuel a rampant illegal international trade in their scales, skin and meat. Between 2011 and 2013, somewhere between 117,000 and 235,000 pangolins are estimated to have been killed, and this number continues to rise. Pangolin scales are made of keratin, the main component of human nails, and have no medicinal value.

Africa | Bwami hat for Ngandu or Yananio Level.  Lega people of DR Congo (Maniema or Sud-Kivu Province) | Plant fiber, mollusk shells, cowrie shells, buttons, pangolin scales, and pangolin tail | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

Africa | Bwami hat for Ngandu or Yananio Level. Lega people of DR Congo (Maniema or Sud-Kivu Province) | Plant fiber, mollusk shells, cowrie shells, buttons, pangolin scales, and pangolin tail | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

Up close pangolin scales.  They're made of chitin, like fingernails.  Pangolins have their own order and genus.

Up close pangolin scales. They're made of chitin, like fingernails. Pangolins have their own order and genus.

A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine.   Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.

A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine. Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.

Africa | Bwami Hat for Ngandu or Yananio Level. The small pangolin (a mammal with a scaly hide that protects itself by coiling into a ball) is worn by the members of Bwami’s Ngandu and Yananio grades. When associated with hats, the pangolin symbolizes piety and respect. Culture: Lega. Medium: Plant fiber, mollusk shells, cowrie shells, buttons, pangolin scales, and pangolin tail.  Possible place made: Maniema Province or Sud-Kivu Province, DR Congo. late 19th or early 20th century

Africa | Bwami Hat for Ngandu or Yananio Level. The small pangolin (a mammal with a scaly hide that protects itself by coiling into a ball) is worn by the members of Bwami’s Ngandu and Yananio grades. When associated with hats, the pangolin symbolizes piety and respect. Culture: Lega. Medium: Plant fiber, mollusk shells, cowrie shells, buttons, pangolin scales, and pangolin tail. Possible place made: Maniema Province or Sud-Kivu Province, DR Congo. late 19th or early 20th century

7 tons of African pangolin scales seized in Hong Kong - World - NZ Herald News

7 tons of African pangolin scales seized in Hong Kong - World - NZ Herald News

pangolin scales - also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls…

pangolin scales - also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls…

Thai customs officials have seized their biggest ever haul of smuggled pangolin scales, after a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade.

Thailand displays biggest ever haul of pangolin scales

Thai customs officials have seized their biggest ever haul of smuggled pangolin scales, after a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade.

Malaysian customs officials said Friday they have seized nearly 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of pangolin scales worth 5 million ringgit ($1.2 million) from Ghana. The seizure brings the total amount of confiscated pangolin scales to 1.4 tons in two months. Kuala Lumpur airport customs...

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Malaysian customs officials said Friday they have seized nearly 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of pangolin scales worth 5 million ringgit ($1.2 million) from Ghana. The seizure brings the total amount of confiscated pangolin scales to 1.4 tons in two months. Kuala Lumpur airport customs...

The biggest-ever pangolin scale seizure in China: Shanghai Custom Finds 3 tons of pangolin scales

The biggest-ever pangolin scale seizure in China: Shanghai Custom Finds 3 tons of pangolin scales

This Futuristic Backpack Emulates a Pangolin's Scales

This Futuristic Backpack Emulates a Pangolin's Scales

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