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500 kilograms of Pangolin scales worth Sh300 million have been recovered at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

500 kilograms of Pangolin scales worth million have been recovered at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).The consignment which seemed to not have an owner was nabbed at the.

A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine.   Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.

On the illegal pangolin trade (they're used for meat and traditional Chinese "medicine")

Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantea)

Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantea) - most illegally traded mammal, endangered :(

Chinese pangolin hangin' out

The Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) is a species of pangolin that can be found in Bhutan, India, and Nepal and from northern areas of Indochina to southern areas of China and most areas of Taiwan.

More than three tonnes of pangolin scales worth HK$17 million have been found hidden in two shipping containers that arrived in Hong Kong from Africa.

Illegal trade for rich people who want to eat them for status, but also the scales are supposed to have medicinal qualities. Not worth making them extinct.

Chinese officials recently made the largest pangolin parts bust in the country’s history, seizing 3.1 tons of pangolin scales—estimated to represent 5,000 to 7,500 individual animals.

Officials Seize 3.1 Tons of Pangolin Scales

Chinese officials recently made the largest pangolin parts bust in the country’s history, seizing tons of pangolin scales—estimated to represent to individual animals.

giant pangolin (Manis gigantea) ... anteater-type animal found in Africa

Pangolin Drinking Water - A rare animal and a rare shot of him drinking water with a straw

China Seizes Massive Amount of Pangolin Scales in Biggest-Ever Smuggling Case

Some to wild pangolins are estimated to have been killed for these scales. Three people have been arrested so far, and the case is still under

A pangolin, the name, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

25 animals way weirder than anything you’ve seen in science fiction [pics]

Pangolin curled up in the daytime to be ready for the night. Mammals covered in keratin scales

Chinese customs have seized over three tonnes of pangolin scales - an estimated 7,500 of the creatures could have been killed to make up the trafficked shipment

China in biggest-ever pangolin scale seizure: reports

Chinese officials seize record number of pangolin scales - CNN.com

Chinese officials seize record number of pangolin scales

The pangolin, a scaly anteater who sleeps by day and eats insects by night, is more popular than ever in China. But that very demand -- often wanted for illegal reasons, like the purchase of its meat or scales -- has driven the mammal toward extinction.