The Pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal which is why Adam Moreno started an initiative to assist in job creation and Temminck’s ground pangolin conservation.


Johannesburg, South Africa – The Pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal. As a result, this elusive little fellow is now threatened with extinction across its home range. Pangolin numbers are now so low that every animal counts and we cannot afford to lose even one more!

All pangolins, without exception, are compromised both physically and mentally when rescued from the illegal trade. During the hospitalisation and rehabilitation process, the aim is to attain ‘full and fit health’ before release.

Adam Moreno, an American veterinary student and a former volunteer at the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital. Adam started the initiative as a way to create jobs and further the conservation efforts for the Temminck’s ground pangolin.

The Pangolin Plush is an adorable teddy made from Shweshwe fabrics. Adam teamed up with the Mapusha Weavers, a women’s cooperative in Acornhoek, to create the Pangolin Plush Teddies.

For each one sold, the proceeds go towards the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital and the African Pangolin Working Group. You can get your Pangolin plush here.

“Thanks, Adam for your dedication to the most trafficked animal in the world, and our efforts to save them.” – The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital

Sources: Johannesburg Wildlife Vet / Pangolin Plush
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