February 20th is World Pangolin Day! As the only mammals with scales, pangolins are some of the most unusual animals on earth. But they are being illegally hunted to the brink of extinction for their meat and scales, which are falsely believed to have medicinal powers. In 2020, China upgraded pangolins' protection status to Level 1, the highest level of protection. While this is good news for this critically endangered animal, the demand for their meat and scales remains. Through education, protection, and awareness, conservation organizations are trying to change that. To learn more about their amazing efforts please visit the following websites and consider a donation. In addition, proceeds from my book A Wish for Pangolin go towards the San Diego Zoo's efforts to end extinction around the world.