Pangolin ~ donated to The David Shepherd Wildlife Fund
The proceeds from the sale of this painting with be donated to David Shepherd Wildlife Fund's Pangolin Protecting Programme to help stop the most heavily trafficked mammal on earth. The Endangered Pangolin is persecuted for its meat & body parts and scales for traditional medicines.
I had a rare chance to see at close quarters this very unusual animal. An injured Pangolin was brought to The Cheetah Conservation HQ. in Namibia, where there was a veterinary clinic on site to treat one of his front claws. Fortunately the injury was not serious and after a short medical check the gash was cleaned and a little iodine was gently wiped on.
It was not long before the Pangolin was transferred into a crate before being taken to the exact location it was discovered to be re-released back into the wild.
It was a great privilege to be able to study this amazing creature as they are our only scaly mammal and not often seen as they tend to keep hidden and only be active at dawn and dusk.
Media: Watercolour and Ink
Framed size: 60cm x 44cm