Happy #wildlifewednesday ! Did you know that #worldpangolinday was just 4 days ago?? Yeah, this ambiguous mass of scales is actually the worlds most trafficked animal. Swipe left to see his face! #Pangolins are one of the worlds most unique animals. They are the only mammals to have their entire body covered in scales. This unfortunately makes them all the more desirable for illegal trafficking. Little is known about them, but they do have extremely long tongues (often longer than their body!) and they curl up into a ball to protect themselves.
Show some love for the #pangolin and help protect #endangeredanimals by supporting ethical brands like #VentureSupply !
We can all agree there's no such thing as a bad animal selfie... but what have they got to do with conservation research?
Check out the link in our bio for the latest in our Researchers Revealed series - Eyes in the Wild! This short documentary delves into the secret world of wildlife camera traps.
. @ubcforestry conservation biologist Cole Burton uses these heat triggered cameras to capture images of animals in the wild, and to learn more about how they interact with their environment... including how human pressures are changing their habitat.