Hi peeps, I'm Peggy the Pangolin and sitting on my scaly tail is my baby Piney (he looks a bit like a pine cone :). We live in the Namibian savannah and like to munch on ants and termites which we slurp up with our really long tongues..yummy! Pangolins are really shy animals and we like to rummage about at night. When we feel scared or threatened by predators we curl up into a ball, which protects us against lions and tigers, but sadly it doesn't help us against human poachers.
You may not know this but Pangolins are the most illegally traded mammal in the world! We are killed for our meat and scales so excessively that we're already critically endangered and even at risk of going extinct. Piney and I want to raise awareness for ALL animals that are illegally killed and traded to the point of extinction. These include Tigers, Rhinos, Elephants, Sharks, Vaquitas and many others. Find out more about illegal wildlife trade and the campaigns to end it on WildAid's website here.
Below are some of our favourite podcasts and a few Ted Talks related to reconnecting with the natural world. Have a listen!
Most of them are available directly from the links below or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts etc.
For kids: Noisy by Nature
A personal favourite is the Lion Heart Podcast Episode with Anna Breytenbach, a professional animal communicator and wholehearted, beautiful human being.