There’s not a great deal of academic literature on pangolins in Africa. Over the last few years we have cared for over a hundred pangolins rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. As our experience and learning on this fascinating species grows, we’re making it a priority to publish our research to build knowledge in the wider scientific and conservation community!

Our first paper has been published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases and covers the first recorded case of tetanus in a pangolin of any species. Read the full article.

One of our veterinarians also gave a conference presentation focussing on an amazing young pangolin named Billy, who underwent an amputation after arriving with a severe snare wound on one arm. Billy recovered incredibly well, was released and is continuing to thrive in the wild! As many pangolins arrive at wildlife sanctuaries with snare or rope wounds, we hope our experience will contribute to future work on rehabilitation of seriously injured pangolins.

As with all our work rescuing, rehabilitating, releasing and monitoring pangolins, we appreciate the technical support and guidance given to us by the Tikki Hywood Foundation. Our work caring for pangolins and combatting their illegal trade is supported by Fondation Segré, Woodtiger Fund, Pangolin Crisis Fund and Sallyann Garner.