This little white-bellied Pangolin was rescued from poachers. It was brought to friends of @sangha_lodge in Bangui (Central African Republic) & I took it to Rod & Tam from Sangha Lodge on my chartered flight in to camp.
This little 3 week old baby never survived. It was under intense care at Sangha & failed to build enough strength. I was heartbroken! Gutted!
Sadly the trade in Pangolin’s & other animals like them takes place far too often. It’s not regulated in these remote regions & special people like Rod & Tam do their best to rehabilitate & release animals brought to them. They’ve done incredible work with black-bellied Pangolins & are building a significant database of information on these rarely seen animals.
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These unusual animals are tree kangaroos who are endangered
Unlike their close cousins, the tree kangaroo's arms and legs are approximately the same length. Tree kangaroos also have much stronger fore-limbs to help in climbing the trees they inhabit.
The major threats facing tree kangaroo species are hunting and habitat loss. Tree kangaroos have been hunted for food by indigenous communities across their range. For a number of species, this factor alone has contributed to a sharp decline in population numbers. Habitat loss and degradation means that many species now inhabit a restricted range. Habitat has been removed for logging and timber production, or converted to coffee, rice or wheat production. This loss of habitat can also expose tree kangaroos to predation by domestic dogs.
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I love dolphins so much, These are images of the Rare Pink Bottlenose Dolphin and the Pink Amazon Dolphin. Both extremely beautiful and Intelligent Species that exist on this planet. 🙃 #rareanimals#exoticanimals#rareexoticanimals