World Pangolin Day

Category: Animals
World Pangolin Day around the world in 2023
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About World Pangolin Day

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Dates of World Pangolin Day
2024 InternationalFeb 17
International Sat, Feb 17Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalFeb 18
International Sat, Feb 18Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalFeb 19
International Sat, Feb 19Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalFeb 20
International Sat, Feb 20Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalFeb 15
International Sat, Feb 15Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Pangolin Day.

A day to raise awareness for pangolins: the most illegally traded mammal in the world. The pangolin is also known as a scaly anteater and resides in Africa and Asia. All eight species of pangolins are in danger, and the two most-endangered pangolin species may go extinct within only 10 years.

World Pangolin Day has been observed annually on, the third Saturday in February since 2012.

Pangolins, sometimes known as scaly anteaters, are mammals of the order Pholidota. They are the only mammals wholly-covered in scales and they use those scales to protect themselves from predators in the wild.

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