It was trying to cross the road when we braked to avoid it. It returned into the bushes - sadly couldn't get a photo in time!
Pangolins and Nile monitor at Malabo bushmeat market; not entirely impossible that some of these came from mainland Rio Muni.
Location is down
Not definitive on species but best guess. Observed along edge of forest behind house. Captured and kept briefly for photos and then released.
Pangolin for sale as bushmeat by vendors along the highway. There were a wide range of hunted and killed animals, including deer (duiker), monkey, warthog, snakes, cane rat, porcupine, etc., for sale as well.
We spent some of our time educating the locals on reducing hunting of these animals, especially the pangolin which is endangered already.
Pangolin, porcupine- killed for bushmeat - near Nki Park
Rescued this little pangolin from locals wanting to eat or sell. We released him in a safer spot in the jungle.
A pangolin /ˈpæŋɡəlɪn/ (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are also known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name pangolin comes from the Malay...