Pangolins are about to be Extinct in the Near Future

The Vulnerable Pangolins are about to be Extinct in the Near Future

The vulnerable pangolins are about to be extinct in the near future. They are quickly exiting our planet. And we are the ones pushing them away.


It’s the only mammal covered by a large protective keratin scales.

They are nocturnal mammals that live in burrows or hollow trees. This is dependent on their species. They are insectivorous. Mainly feed on ants and termites using their long tongues.

They keep much to themselves. Are solitary animals that only come together during mating. They raise their offsprings for about two years before parting ways.

Pangolin species

They are eight species of pangolins across the world and they can be categorized per their IUCN status.

  • Vulnerable species include African black-bellied pangolin, tree pangolin, giant pangolin and ground pangolin.
  • Endangered species include Indian/thick-failed pangolin and Philippine/Palawan pangolin.
  • Critically endangered species include Chinese pangolins and Sunda pangolins.

Why are we so obsessed with keratin yet we don’t care about the one in our finger nails?

Just like rhino’s horns, pangolin’s scales are made of keratin. Same materials found in our finger nails and hair.

People cut their nails and hair all the time. If they need keratin that bad, they can just talk with the Saloons for the collection of the products. By the way, there was a very interesting baby girl and group of people that volunteered to collect fingernails for these people.

Superstition has been passed with time. There are no healing properties in these animal parts. If you are looking for healing without destroying nature and it’s wildlife. Take a walk in the woods. You will be healed beyond your expectations and no one will have to die in the process.

Let’s stop this nonsense which results to killing of innocent wildlife.

Threats facing Pangolins

They are being trafficked and poached for their meat and scales. Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world.

They are losing their habitat due to heavy deforestation.

So, what is the exactly number of pangolins do we lose annually?

Approximately 2.7 pangolins see their death as people selfishly kill them for their scales.

Unfortunately, China still remains on the spot for this one too. Chin China China, you guys need to make some changes ASAP before you make our planet null and void. You are spreading like a wild fire in our one and only planet. You are penetrating each corner of the planet. If you don’t change these beliefs , our wildlife are in big problem.

It’s not just the China people, but also other people that believe and depend on stuff that needs wildlife body parts. Let’s find other stuff to believe in and leave wildlife alone.

Related Post

Written By Author:


Hey, My name is Cheche Winnie and I love nature especially the wildlife. I strongly believe that the future generation should be allowed an opportunity to enjoy the current natural resources we have. As much as a lot has been lost, there's hope for a safe planet earth. Together we can help fight threats facing nature for a bright future.

13 Responses

    Looking for the Light February 17, 2019

    I understand tradition being two thousand years old but our world has changed. For all we know some of the ancient animals may have been used for Chinese medicine Or the disgust of the Japanese putting tortoise shells on their wall as a sign of wealth. The Chinese youth are very smart, I hope they see life is great without shark fin soup.

    Cheche February 18, 2019

    Their delicacies that involve wildlife parts makes my heartbreak. Why don’t they just stick to chicken soup like rest of us? Or something out of domestic animals. They are smart but their traditions and other things threaten our wildlife.

    Looking for the Light February 18, 2019

    I have hope for China and other traditions but it’s low. That makes me sad. Once again you teach me something, I didn’t know keritin came from animal products! Glad I don’t use it.

    Cheche February 18, 2019

    Thank you very much. Keratin is also found in our nails and hair.

    Looking for the Light February 19, 2019

    I read that, wow I learn from you everyday. That’s a wonderful experience, women teaching women and not fluff info, important info you learned throughout your life.

    Cheche February 20, 2019

    You are always welcomed and thank you for being there in this journey.

    Cate Spader February 18, 2019

    How sad 😭

    Cheche February 18, 2019

    Very sad indeed. We have to save them.

    Malcolm Marsh February 18, 2019

    When are these misguided people going to realise the damage they do and the havoc they leave in their wake!

    Cheche February 18, 2019

    Exactly what runs in mind every time wildlife stuff is seized and they are named in the scandal. It’s sad that as much as they have brought developments in most continents, equally they are brought destruction with them.

    Tanja Britton February 19, 2019

    I read about their plight in our newspapers today. This is so sad.

    Cheche February 19, 2019

    Very sad indeed. Just because of their scales.


    Pingback: Pangolins are about to be Extinct in the Near Future — Cheche Winnie | Bobbi's Blog

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: