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  medicinal use of pangolins

 

China

Although there is significant scientific proof that the scales of pangolins have no more therapeutic value than human fingernails,  these animals are still in great demand in China, where their scales are used in traditional medicine. This mounted individual is on display at the Hu Qing Yu Tang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in the old part of Hangzhou.