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Pangolins in peril get a hand from human neighbours

A Philippine Pangolin pup nudges its mother, rolled up in a protective ball, Palawan.

A Philippine pangolin pup nuzzles close to its mother, who is curled into a protective ball. Credit: Gregg Yan (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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Nature 589, 173 (2021)




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