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Borneo Jungle Diaries – Meet the Pangolin

June 21, 2017 in Nature News
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This week, in the latest episode of Borneo Jungle Diaries, wildlife presenter, Aaron Berti Gekoski meets a rescued pangolin, before it is successfully tagged and released back in the Borneo jungle. The pangolin is the most trafficked mammal on earth.  This gentle, shy, remarkable looking animal  is critically endangered. It is hunted for its scales, skin and meat. The scales on this charismatic little warrior are highly prized in traditional medicine, as a supposed cure for rheumatic fever. There is no scientific evidence to suggest this is effective.  The pangolin’s coat of many scales is made of keratin, the same substance found in the  composition of the human toenail. Bertie asks why anyone would think that eating a toenail could offer a miracle health cure or be worth risking the extinction of one of Borneo’s Alice Through the Looking glass, fantastic beasts. Watch the pangolin documentary now.

 

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