The scaly anteaters native to Asia and Africa were originally blamed for transmitting COVID-19 to humans.
DW media takes a look at the critically endangered creatures that are susceptible to coronaviruses and trafficking.
In addition Richard Peirce, a world renowned conservationist and champion of the Pangolins, who has previously exclusively written for CCO, can also be watched on this YouTube clip (below) launched for this years Pangolin Day.
Join author and wildlife campaigner Richard Peirce in conversation with Don Pinnock as they discus Richard’s important new book ‘Pangolins Scales of Injustice’ (57 mins long approx);
Richard’s May 2020 article exclusively for Coffs Coast Outlook can be found here; https://coffscoastoutlook.com.au/conservations-trump-card-or-its-wild-joker/