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Save a pangolin


save a pangolin
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Help save pangolins poached from the wild


The bushveld winter is pangolin POACHING SEASON and trafficked pangolins requiring treatment and rehabilitation are placed in the hands of the team at Provet Wildlife Services in the bushveld town of Hoedspruit, near the Greater Kruger.

Numerous pangolins  are taken to Provet requiring intensive care for months before they can be placed back into the wild. Some are too far gone when they arrive and cannot be saved. Some females who are found to be pregnant lose their newborn pups, or when alive, these pups need to be removed to be hand reared. Shock, dehydration, starvation, and broken bones are common symptoms. The strong pangs survive, and these are rehabbed and placed back into the wild in areas deemed safe from poaching.

To save a pangolin is a stressful process for all concerned – and expensive. Aside from the medical equipment and consumables required, the pang patients that have made it through the intensive care stage of rehab require daily walks in the bushveld to find food – ants. Of course this long, intense process also places huge time demands on veterinary staff – which means less time to attend to paying clients that keep the lights on.

Your donation will help shift the scales in favour of these pangolins – it will provide the funds to deal with the seasonal influx of these precious creatures – the world’s most trafficked animal.

Note that all pangolins are housed at offsite locations for security purposes


about pangolins

about rehabbed pangolins going back to the wild


♥ How YOU can save a pangolin 

Your donation, no matter how modest, will go directly towards the costs of rehabilitating poached pangolins and returning them to the wild.  

How to donate

A member of the Provet support team has compiled a BackaBuddy campaign to collect donations – all amounts raised cover direct Provet costs relating to rehabbing poached pangolins and returning them to the wild.

Click here to make your donation

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