What we know about Pangolins, and why do they Matter?

Guess what? We just took the coolest online course about pangolins and it’s packed with fun facts and important do’s and don’ts that we’re itching to share with you. So, let’s dive right in!

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What’s a Pangolin Anyway?

Pangolins are these adorable, shy creatures that look like walking pinecones. They’re often mistaken for reptiles but are actually mammals covered in scales. And nope, they’re not related to armadillos—they are actually their own independent species.

Pangolin 101

Did you know there are several species of pangolins just in Africa? Each one is more fascinating than the last, and they play a super important role in our ecosystems by controlling insect populations.

A Pangolin Encounter: Do’s and Definitely Don’ts

Now, imagine you’re out in the wild and you spot a pangolin (lucky you!). These animals can be super shy and might curl up into a ball when scared. Our first instinct might be to get closer, maybe snap a selfie, but that’s a big no-no. Staying at least 10 meters away is the way to go, and if there’s a cute little pangolin pup, double that distance.

Why Does It Matter?

Disturbing these animals can cause them to leave their homes, and they might struggle to find food or bump into other pangolins’ territories. Keeping our distance ensures they stay wild and free.

Take a Step in the Right Direction, Enroll to become a Pangolin Guardian

Become a Pangolin Protector

By learning about these elusive animals and respecting their space, we can help protect them. That’s what being a Pangolin Guardian is all about. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the free course over at www.pangolin.africa and see if you’ve got what it takes to be a guardian of these scaly creatures.

And hey, if you want to flex your new guardian status, you can get a Pangolin Guardian badge and spread the word. Take the course and tell us what cool new facts you find out. Let’s get out there and keep these pangolins rolling—safely, of course!