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Pangolins: The World’s Most Wanted Animal

The World’s Most  Wanted Animal
(Image credit: BBC/Maria Diekmann)

Pangolins: The World’s Most Wanted Animal...

The World’s Most Wanted Animal is a truly extraordinary film about a little known but utterly adorable animal called the pangolin.

The world’s only truly scaly mammal, this shy and secretive creature is also unfortunately the most trafficked animal in the world.

Its scales are used in traditional Asian medicine and its meat is eaten.

This film follows conservationist Maria Diekmann, who’s made saving the pangolin from extinction her life’s mission.

Based in Namibia, Africa, Maria travels to Vietnam, Thailand and China to meet others who are passionate about saving this amazing creature and raise awareness of the pangolin’s plight.

Narrated by David Attenborough.

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 


David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!