“He began rattling off all kinds of facts about them, only we thought he was talking about a ‘penguin,’ so we were a bit confused at first,” Christina Knestrick, Landon’s mom, told The Dodo. “He then would just say, ‘It's like a scaly anteater and it lives in Africa and Asia. It's not a penguin Mommy — just Google it!’ Once we Googled it, we realized what it was and he instantly wanted to know more!”
Knowing that pangolins could be facing extinction, Landon quickly wanted to tell everyone he knew about them. On Halloween, he had his parents carve a pangolin into their pumpkin, so that when people asked what it was, he could tell them all about his favorite animal. He told all of his teachers about pangolins, and his Spanish teacher was so impressed by his passion that she let him do a special pangolin project — and he then got to teach four different classes about his favorite subject.