Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world and on the brink of extinction, however most people don’t even know they exist! I want to illustrate the untold story of pangolins, hoping others will fall in love with them as I have, and help prevent them from disappearing from our world. My starting point is looking at my research project “The Magic of Puppetry” one of my case studies was Greenpeace’s giant polar bear puppet that paraded through London as part of a global warming campaign. I decided to create my own puppet of a pangolin to help raise awareness of their plight as Greenpeace did with the polar bear. Alongside the puppet is a concertina full of pangolin facts and some risographed curled up pangolin badges.
I wanted to help bring attention to this beautiful animal that is in terrible danger of becoming extinct.