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National Geographic Logo By Natasha Daly of National Geographic | Slide 1 of 27: At the Tikki Hywood Foundation in Zimbabwe, each rescued pangolin—like Tamuda, seen here—is assigned a caretaker. The pangolins bond with their humans, who help them learn how to feed on ants and termites. Rescued as a baby from poachers, Tamuda was stubborn and impish, his caretaker says.
From "Poaching is sending the shy, elusive pangolin to its doom," June 2019.

Rescued songbirds fly to freedom and an orphaned giraffe nuzzles her caretaker in these beautiful pictures selected by National Geographic editors.

At the Tikki Hywood Foundation in Zimbabwe, each rescued pangolin—like Tamuda, seen here—is assigned a caretaker. The pangolins bond with their humans, who help them learn how to feed on ants and termites. Rescued as a baby from poachers, Tamuda was stubborn and impish, his caretaker says. From "Poaching is sending the shy, elusive pangolin to its doom," June 2019.

© Photograph by Brent Stirton

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