Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!

Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!

Wrapped in wire and stuffed into a backpack, Renzo could barely breathe. He could not uncurl his little body or move even an inch.

It is beyond miraculous that this young pangolin survived – saved without a moment to spare from the ghastly illegal wildlife trade in South Africa.

Today, Renzo is making a slow recovery in the care of our partner, Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre in South Africa – where, without kind-hearted individuals like you, Friend, he would stand NO chance of surviving his terrifying and deeply traumatizing ordeal.

In seven years of saving animals, Umoya Khulula has NEVER seen such a massive pangolin poaching epidemic.

The need for action is urgent!

It is not only Renzo who needs your help. Countless more pangolins just like him – including newborn infants and wounded mothers – are taken in by our partner every year after successful sting operations.

It is because of the success of anti-poaching operations that more pangolins are being rescued from the hands of cruel poachers, who snatch them from the wild for their meat, skin and scales.

Once they are saved, they need YOUR help to recover.

Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!Credit: Umoya Khulula

At one rehabilitation facility, the influx of rescued pangolins has increased from 30 to 100 every year.

These rescued pangolins provide hope for the survival of the entire species – IF we can do everything in our power to rehabilitate them.

Together with our partner, we are on the frontlines of the fight to help save pangolins. Every month, our team rescues and rehabilitates scores of sick and injured animals, including severely compromised pangolins, all confiscated from the illegal trade.

Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!Renzo, stuffed into a backpack and wrapped with wire, was saved in the nick of time from the brutal illegal wildlife trade in South Africa.

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We are sorry to tell you that in many instances, pangolins are hacked with shovels and machetes by poachers, stuffed into sacks, hidden in car engines and starved for weeks on end. We are helping to end this cruelty, but we NEED your support to continue.

Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!Credit: Umoya Khulula

A mobile pangolin clinic will be a lifeline for these brave survivors.

Can they count on your donation today?

Our partner recently acquired a caravan trailer, which we urgently need to transform into a fully-equipped mobile clinic to respond swiftly to pangolins in peril. This clinic will dramatically shorten emergency response times, ensuring vulnerable pangolins in critical condition receive immediate, life-saving treatment following their rescue.

It will also be a crucial asset during their soft release, giving them the best chance at a safe, successful rewilding.

Pangolins are easily stressed and suffer from travel sickness, making this mobile clinic their best hope of successful recovery after the trauma they have experienced.

Please, will you support this vital project?

Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!Credit: Umoya Khulula

A pangolin mobile clinic will deliver IMMEDIATE, life-saving medical care the moment these gentle creatures are rescued.

It will also ensure a smooth, stress-free release, transforming the future for countless pangolins.

Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!Credit: Umoya Khulula

Once the mobile clinic is fully equipped, our team can respond quickly to save and treat pangolins following successful undercover sting operations.

Additionally, during the soft-release process, pangolin caregivers will be able to stay on-site in reserves, ensuring rescued pangolins’ smooth transition back into the wild.

Releasing rehabilitated pangolins into fenced, protected and patrolled wild spaces is vital for their survival.

During the soft-release process, pangolin caregivers closely monitor their progress through daily walks, medical and behavioral check-ups and weight gain observations. With pangolins’ delicate health in mind, having the necessary equipment and supplies on-site is ESSENTIAL for their continued wellbeing.

We are in a race against time to save every pangolin life we can! If we can raise $16,000 (£12,500), we can provide a critically needed mobile clinic for pangolins in South Africa. Your support means everything in our fight for these fragile and important animals.

Please, donate RIGHT NOW!

Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!Credit: Umoya Khulula

Your donation is urgently needed to cover all internal and external renovations to the caravan, including a dedicated pangolin and carer room, off-road tyres for fast response, solar power for reliable, continuous operation, and air conditioning to regulate pangolins’ body temperature, a crucial step in ensuring their survival.

If we raise enough, we will also include a portable X-ray machine and a fully stocked pangolin medical kit to ensure IMMEDIATE care. Every moment counts – please donate now and help us save pangolin lives.

Please donate as generously as you possibly can to Animal Survival International today and help us continue our critical work protecting vulnerable, desperate pangolins in South Africa.

Saving animals and the planet,

Poachers are torturing pangolins in South Africa. The animals need YOU!

General Manager
Animal Survival International

P.S. Pangolins are being hunted to the brink of extinction, with up to 2.7 million killed ever year. We are part of successful anti-poaching sting operations, and more pangolins are being saved. But it is SO important that the rescued animals receive the care they need to survive. Every contribution brings us one step closer to safeguarding these precious animals and preventing their extinction. Please, donate right now.

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