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Thursday, 4 September 2014

KATITI AND FRIENDS
POSE FOR THE CAMERA

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The Herero people believe that eating pangolin meat brings luck. After visiting the Rare and Endangered Species Trust, and having had their photo taken with Katiti, some Herero chiefs are changing their tune. They tell their communities that the photos will bring better luck because they last longer than a taste of pangolin meat. They also persuade their communities to leave the endangered animal alone.
Read more about it here (takes you to another page in this magazine)

Perhaps you can spread the pangolin luck by sharing these images of Katiti and a few of his pals. And if you’ve ever been lucky enough to see one in the wild, why not share your own photos with us on social media accompanied by #PreciousPangolin.

 

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A close up of Katiti. ©Christian Boix

 

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A study of pangolin scales. ©Scott & Judy Hurd

 

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Katiti on a walkabout. ©Christian Boix

 

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A detail of Katiti’s back foot. ©Christian Boix

 

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Katiti catches a ride on his mother’s back. ©Maria Diekmann

 

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Adult Cape pangolin. ©African Pangolin Working Group

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Adult Cape pangolin. ©African Pangolin Working Group

 

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Katiti enjoys a dung ‘bath’. ©Christian Boix

 

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Adult Cape pangolin coiled up for protection. ©African Pangolin Working Group

 

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Adult Cape pangolin. ©African Pangolin Working Group

 

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Katiti strikes a pose. ©Christian Boix

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