Tail of an adult Temminck's Ground Pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) showing the scales that make pangolins the world's most illegally trafficked mammal. More pangolins are illegally trafficked than any other mammal globally so that their scales can be used in traditional Chinese medicine. This pangolin was rescued during a sting operation from poachers and rehabilitated at the Rhino Revolution facility in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The species is classified as vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN.