Why are pangolin so valuable?



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    Some cultures believe the pangolin, a creature similar to an anteater, to have medicinal properties, especially in it’s scales. It is believed to help with blood circulation and lactation in mothers, or can be used topically to reduce swelling.

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    They are a popular “bush” meat in Africa, but further the meat is a delicacy in China. The traditional medicine there claims that it is a swelling reducer and helps women lactate. The skins are also used to make clothing that is trendy. They are on the endangered species list, this makes it expensive since it is illegal poaching to kill them.

    Look at the picture on the site cited below.

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