Temminck’s ground pangolin, a widespread African pangolin species, is decreasing due to intensive hunting and habitat destruction. It is classified as Vulnerable. Pangolins are popular as food and their scales are in high demand for use in African and Asian medicinal remedies. All four African pangolin species are now Vulnerable to extinction, and two of the four Asian pangolin species are Critically Endangered. The other two Asian pangolins are Endangered. Learn more
Temminck’s ground pangolin is native to Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It may now be extinct in Swaziland.