John-Sutter

cnn.com
The Pangolin -- the most trafficked creature you've never heard of

CNN’s John Sutter goes undercover in Southeast Asia to learn why this bizarre, scale-covered mammal – which has been called a walking pinecone and a modern-day dinosaur – is trafficked by the ton.

It is used in traditional medicine in the Far East. Apparently, elephant tusk trafficking is only second to Pangolin trafficking. No, I’d never heard of them, either!