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Exhibit: "The Rhinoceros & the Pangolin: A story of two strange creatures who share a secret"
Facilities may be able to host this exhibit for only the cost of shipping! (Courtesy of the Paly Foundation.)
This exhibit is available in two sizes and is made up of four panels printed on high-quality vinyl. The large version includes stands.
The title panel (pictured) is 5x8 ft., while the remaining three are 5x5 ft. (In the smaller version, panels are 3x5 ft and 3x3 ft.) See our Facebook page for current and past installations: https://www.facebook.com/PalyFoundation/photos/
In this exhibit, explore the dangers facing both rhinos and pangolins, stemming from the demand for their keratin-rich horns and scales. Both are being hunted toward extinction. Rhinos are on the edge, and over 100,000 pangolins are killed per year, making them the most poached mammal on Earth.
What is keratin? Keratin is a strong protein grown by many animals. Human hair contains keratin. So do human fingernails and toenails.
How do rhino horns and pangolin scales lead to poaching? An incorrect belief that horns and scales can cure a variety of illnesses has led to massive demand. Organized crime and militia groups poach both rhinos and pangolins, using the income to fund terrorism.
Can these animals be saved? Saving rhinos and pangolins depends on the same process. Stopping demand. Stopping poaching. Protecting habitat. Learn about people who are successfully helping rhinos and pangolins and how YOU can too!