A while ago we posted some phenomenal pictures of a rarely seen African animal – the pangolin. That blog post led to an overwhelming flood of support for the Rare & Endangered Species Trust and they recently sent us this message, which we would love to share with you:
“Truly amazing! Africa Geographic, what you and this article have done in just the past week is truly amazing. You have not only raised the profile of pangolin in ways rarely seen for the species, but the author Christian Boix managed through his inspiring words to bring out the interest, sincerity and passion of people who have never even seen a live pangolin.
“Very few people in the world have ever seen a living ‘pinecone’ as one reader referred to them. I have been blessed to not only see one, but to work with and release many back into the wild.
“Our current baby is a daily joy. I have worked with many very cool animals in my life, (vultures, bats, frogs and more four-legged creatures that you can imagine), but this baby is so incredibly intelligent and so warmhearted, that it is hard to explain in words.
“Everyone fortunate enough to have seen him agrees. I cannot thank the team at Africa Geographic enough for introducing our work to your many supporters, and I cannot thank your supporters enough for simply caring.” – Maria Diekmann, founder and director of REST.