The Plight Of The Pangolin

Pangolins are the world's most trafficked animal - making up around 20% of the entire illegal wildlife trade. Their mass slaughter for use in traditional medicine and as luxury food has caused their numbers to plummet. Of the eight species of pangolin, six are listed as either endangered or critically endangered. It is thought that … Continue reading The Plight Of The Pangolin

The Reindeer

To celebrate the festive season, today I am going to write about an animal that symbolises Christmas - the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Also known as Caribou in North America, the reindeer has a circumpolar distribution, meaning it is found across North America, Siberia and Northern Europe. Their habitats include Arctic tundra and boreal forest. The … Continue reading The Reindeer