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Pioneering Veterinary Medicine for Africa’s Enigmatic Pangolins

Veterinarian Dr. Karin Lourens has become known as Africa’s “pangolin doctor” for leading medical efforts to help the scaly anteaters rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Case in point, she’s treating an endangered ground pangolin, one of a species found in South and Eastern Africa, and he’s lucky. He’s one of 50 pangolins rescued this year from wildlife traffickers and put in the care of Lourens. Her ground-breaking medical care for the scaly anteaters means he is more likely...

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