Pangolin, which likely fell out of poachers car, was rescued by chance
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal on earth. This pangolin is one of the lucky ones. He was picked up by chance by Mpumalanga veterinary surgeon, Dr. Helena Rampf on a district road near Hoedspruit, bordering The Kruger National Park.
Abandoned, confused, dehydrated and showing signs of concussion from possibly being run over or hit by a car judging by the black rubber marks, this week-old male pangolin weighed only 1.7kg. It's possible he fell out of a poacher's car.
Video: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)