Sunda Pangolin

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Sunda Pangolin
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 40cm
Rajendran Thilak Laxman (14, Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School)

Isn’t Rajendran’s depiction of the local pangolin full of whimsy? It looks worthy of illustrating a children’s book. Here are some interesting facts about this scaly creature: – It has no teeth – It is a picky eater that feasts mainly on ants and termites – It can be found in our nature parks, as well as Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong. Outside of Singapore, the erroneous perception that its scales have medicinal value has led to it being one of the world’s most trafficked animals. Let us raise awareness for its conservation.