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Three Foxes (A Camera Trap Post)

So here is a post based on what the blog is named after, a camera trap in Cornwall. I had a lot of chicken pieces left over from dinner and...

Monday, 6 June 2016

Pangolin Statue 360 View

Here is another item from my collection. A varnished soapstone pangolin from Gabon. I bought this statue in a small Libreville market after some haggling. I had never seen a pangolin in the wild but they interest me. I really liked this sculpture and glad I bought it. A few months later, in Namibia, I was lucky enough to see a real life pangolin. Unfortunately in real life, the pangolin is the most trafficked animal worldwide. The scales are used in witchcraft and traditional medicine. It's a shame such a unique animal is poached for its scales.