This Pangolin was seen this afternoon on game drive , our guests minds were blown away to see this endangered species that is quite rare to see ! I have only seen 8 in 14 years ! We were also lucky to see the Mapoza male lions with one unknown female on a buffalo kill this morning and there were also loads of Buffalo and Elephant everywhere over the course of this morning & this afternoon ! The Wild Dogs have moved their den , still in our traversing area and continue to amaze and entertain our guests on safari in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve !
Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters,” are covered in tough, overlapping scales. These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when threatened. Eight different pangolin species can be found across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Poaching for illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss have made these incredible creatures one of the most endangered groups of mammals in the world.