“The two pangolins are doing quite well now,” a representative from SVW told The Dodo. “They are eating all of the ant eggs we provide them.”
Luckily, the animals are recovering well so far. But their situation is all too common for their species, which is the most trafficked animal in the world.
Native to Africa and Asia, pangolins are especially sought-after because their meat is considered a delicacy, and their scales are supposed to have medicinal properties.