In October of this year, a pregnant pangolin rescued from the hands of poachers arrived in poor condition at the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital. She then gave birth to a healthy pangopup named Tot.
Now, she is almost four months old and thriving.
‘Tot the baby pangolin is 100 days old today [December 23]! Since we originally introduced you to Tot, she has been receiving round the clock care and feeding with primary carer, and director, Nicci Wright. She has grown immensely and gained a significant amount of weight. It has been a joy to watch her personality develop, and we are incredibly thankful that she is doing so well,’ the Hospital wrote on Facebook.
‘Tot LOVES her special milk formula! As she grows, she needs an ever increasing amount of nutrient rich milk support. Even though she will begin to feast on a variety of ants and termites in the coming weeks, she will be relying on her milk formula for some time too.’
However, the hospital needs help to feed Tot.
One of her meals cost R39. ‘Feeding four times a day means it currently costs us R156 PER DAY to feed her! We would love it if you’d consider sponsoring Tots next meal,’ the Hospital continues.
To donate via Snapscan, click here: https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/PXMP5766
To make a general donation towards the Hospital, click here: http://www.johannesburgwildlifevet.com/make-a-donation.html or visit their website for more information.
Picture: Dr K & Ashleigh Pienaar