What better way to spend the weekend after Valentine’s Day than by falling in love with pangolins, a little-known group of species that are as charismatic as they are scaly?
This World Pangolin Day, discover more about these incredible animals by visiting ZSL London Zoo.
Pangolins are the world’s only scaly mammals and are so elusive in the wild that there are many things that ecologists are only just beginning to learn about them. Sadly, one of the things we do know is that all eight species of pangolin are under threat, with individuals taken from the wild to be sold into the illegal wildlife trade. Recent estimates suggest that more than 500,000 pangolins were confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade between 2016 and 2019, leading pangolins to be dubbed the world’s most illegally trafficked wild mammal.
Visit our stand, outside BUGS, for the opportunity to learn more about pangolins and ZSL's vital conservation work to conserve them. Play games, talk to our knowledgeable staff and volunteers, and enter our raffle (raising funds for our conservation work) for the chance to win a meet the animals experience.*
*Raffle draw will be held at 15:00 with meet the animals experience straight afterwards at approx. 15:15. Experience must be redeemed on the day, non-transferable and no cash alternative.