But Vanassche hadn't ever rescued or rehabilitated a pangolin before — and Lies was visibly scared and stressed after what she'd been through. Vanassche needed some expert help, so she contacted Lisa Hywood, from the Tikki Hywood Foundation (THF) in Zimbabwe.
"Julie and I talked [about the] pangolin daily," Hywood said. Hywood and Vanassche also got to meet Desmond and her rescued chimpanzees — and at the heart of everything was the little pangolin.
"We have all created a lifetime bond which will I believe only become stronger over time and together we will continue to save multiple species including the pangolin," Hywood said. "We all came to meet up with one another through the rescue of this one little lady, Lies!"