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Long-tailed Pangolin

Manis tetradactyla


Pangolins are notoriously difficult creatures to find and especially the arboreal rainforest species therefore i was thrilled to be able to photograph this individual spotted from the Canopy Walkway in Ghana's Kakum National Park.



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Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Congrats Adam!!

Great series Adam,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

armadeus.4 5 years ago

Amazing spotting Adam! Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing :)

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Congratulations Adam, your very special spotting of a Long-tailed Pangolin has been chosen to illustrate World Pangolin Day:

"Today is World Pangolin Day, an global event taking place to raise awareness about these unique scaly mammals. It's a competition no one would wish to have, but pangolins are sitting above elephants and rhinos as the most trafficked mammals in the world. All eight species of pangolins (four from Africa, four from Asia) are now also listed under Appendix I—the highest level of protection—of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), banning all commercial trade in these species. In spite of this pangolins continue be victims of the bush meat and traditional medicine trades.
Learn more on the current situation on the global trafficking of pangolins here: "



Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 5 years ago

Really beautiful!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Great series Adam! What a special and rare encounter!!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

These are lovely photos of such a special creature!

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Central Region, Ghana

Spotted on Feb 6, 2014
Submitted on Apr 7, 2014

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