The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal. No one truly knows its conservation status in Kenya. When COVID-19 broke out in early 2020, some medical researchers linked coronavirus to horseshoe bats. Other researchers suspected the malayan or javan pangolin to be the intermediate host of coronavirus before it jumped to human beings. But is the pangolin really guilty as charged?
A wildlife reserve is recovering from the heavy poaching of the 1970s and 80s. A community’s efforts to reduce poaching by beekeeping. Reports show a modest increase in the number of the top nine dominant animal species in the reserve: baboons, bushpigs, bushbucks, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, Duikers, Kobs, the orbi and warthogs.