This week’s photograph was sent to us by Love Africa Marketing and tells the story of the release of a relocated pangolin.
‘Cory’, the Temminck’s ground pangolin, has had a phased introduction to her new home at Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, where the species has been extinct for over 70 years.
The reserve is working closely with the African Pangolin Working Group, Humane Society International Africa and the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital (JWVH) to rehome Temminck’s ground pangolins that have been rescued from the wildlife trade.
“I never thought I would use the word ‘cute’ to describe this scaly anteater-like creature. She moved a lot quicker than I had imagined, from one termite mound to the next looking for a snack of either termites or ants,” said Love Africa photographer, Casey Pratt.
Cory was poached from the wild and eventually rescued and rehabilitated at JWVH before being taken to Manyoni for release.