Day 5/100 of #100daysofpractice . The pangolin is the only mammals wholly covered with scales. They are known as the "scaly anteater" because of its food choices.
P.S. No, it's not pink. It's just the pencil I had.
Despite their similarities in appearance to armadillos and anteaters, #pangolins are more closely related to animals in the order ‘Carnivora’ (which includes cats, raccoons and bears!) #wildlife#pangolin
Maybe you caught BBC's 'Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal'. When I'd got myself together, I wrote a folk tale (African-based) in response, and this is its illustration. Finished last night, this is my first pull in water based ink to work out the background shapes and colours #pangolin#linocut#folktale#africanfolktale#bbcnature
Messing around with home -bake clay. Would like to make a set of clay animals that are particularly endangered like this little guy... a Pangolin. After reading that an astonishing 60 % of animals have been wiped out by humans, since 1970, I think we all need to pay a little more attention to nature and what we are doing to it.
Re the process: I used an off pink emulsion paint as a bole before applying gold leaf (on a sheet) with a water based size....but I think loose gold works better as gives a richer, fuller gold when applied.
Talking to kids about wildlife trade and my book, “Poached,” is ridiculously fun. Their questions and curiosity know no bounds, and their enthusiasm is so uplifting. I’m convinced we’re all born loving animals, and if we could find a way to preserve those feelings so many of the world’s problems would be solved. These animal-loving fifth graders in DC learned what a pangolin is and even got to keep a new stuffed animal pangolin mascot for their class, courtesy @wwf.#educationfornature#illegalwildlifetrade#pangolin#saveanimals#kidslovenature#stoppoaching
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This is a baby #pangolin . They are covered in thick scales but are actually mammals. And they are the most trafficked mammal in the world, fueled by desire for their meat and scales, which are said to have medicinal properties. Some species are #endangered , but most people in America don't know what they are. #savethepangolin
Known as ‘the pangolin men’ this group devotes their time to the world’s most trafficked mammal by offering them one-on-one, 24 hour care. These pangolins are some of the lucky ones. In spite of a global ban on their trade, pangolins continue to be the most trafficked mammal in the world, sold for their meat and scales.
Footage and images: #WPY53 finalist @adriansteirn.
🎥 & Caption by @nhm_wpy