Saving the Pangolin


Rhino Revolution

Rhino Revolution are working very closely with Provet Wildlife Services, Hoedspruit’s specialist wildlife veterinarians, led by Dr Pete Rogers and Dr Genine Rabie, as the rescued pangolins require around the clock medical care and support.

Rhino Revolution’s aim is to release the pangolins back into the wild as soon as possible. The first pangolins have already been released – each wearing a GPS & VHF tracker – so their progress and well-being can be monitored remotely.

There is now a rapidly escalating and urgent need to help save pangolins confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. Rhino Revolution and Provet Wildlife Services are at the cutting edge of these conservation efforts, and are leading the way in the rescue and rehabilitation of these elusive and critically endangered species.

African Pangolin Working Group

Pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked animal – poached for both traditional African, as well as rapidly developing Asian markets for use in traditional Chinese medicine and as a delicacy. The fact is that pangolin scales are made of keratin - no different to human toenails!

South Africa is home to the little-known Temminck’s ground pangolin. To cope with the rising number of pangolins being seized in the Lowveld, Rhino Revolution has formed an alliance with the African Pangolin Working Group to provide a rehabilitation service and centre for these rescued pangolins.

Rhino Revolution is now caring for pangolins seized from the illegal wildlife trade by Hemmersbach Rhino Force. The pangolins are arriving severely compromised – very stressed, badly malnourished and dehydrated.

Pangolin Poker!


Provet Wildlife Services, Maroela Bar and Rhino Revolution are organizing a fun and exciting fundraiser in aid of the pangolins that have been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade in the Lowveld. The pangolins are being cared for and rehabilitated for eventual release by the dedicated staff at Rhino Revolution with Provet Wildlife Services providing veterinary care and support.

We desperately need to create awareness and raise funds for the plight of the pangolin. We are hosting a poker tournament – R1000pp buy-in with amazing prizes for the top three players – live music by local band, Below the Veld; an entrance fee, all-you-can-eat-pizza and 1 raffle ticket at R180pp; and a sensational mini-auction and raffle – R10 per additional raffle ticket – for the attending pangolin patrons at Maroela Bar on Saturday, 1 December 2018.

 

How will the pangolins benefit:

 

    • An informative presentation at the beginning of the event will highlight the phlight of hte pangolin.
    • R 1 000pp poker buy-in,
    • R 100 entrance fee,R 10 per raffle ticket sold will be allocated to the Rhino Revolution pangolin rehabilitation and veterinary care fund at Provet Wildlife Services.
    • Vital telemetry equipment will be purchased for each pangolin ready for release.

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17 Safari Junction, Hoedspruit, Limpopo
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