Pangolin Childrens Book: Life of a scaly anteater

I first heard about Pangolins shortly after arriving in Laos. Before that, I did not even know they existed! I was instantly fascinated. How they look like and what they are able to do! But sadly, all 8 species of Pangolins are also threatened with extinction. They are so unique that they deserve a book. This factbook for children aims to portray these wonderful animals the way they should be: wild and free.

Thanks to the generous support of Association Anoulak, Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden Luang Prabang and Comité pour la Coopération avec le Laos (CCL), an English-Lao edition of the book has now been published. It will be used in different conservational projects all over Laos to raise awareness about the critical condition of Pangolins - and some copies are for sale in Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Please get in touch if you would like to purchase a copy!


With the support of:

Association Anoulak is a French-registered association (registered in 2014) dedicated to the long-term ­conservation and study of wildlife in their natural habitats in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, in particular in the Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area.

Pha Tad Ke is the first Botanical Garden in Laos located in Luang Prabang. It‘s Mission is to stimulate a fundamental change of awareness that leads towards a holistic view of nature and society for sustainable ecological and biodiversity conservation.

Comité de Coopération avec le Laos (CCL) is a French NGO created in 1980 which mainly implements integrated rural development projects and works to support the health sector. Its actions include the protection of natural resources and biodiversity. For this edition, CCL is funded by Agence Française de Développement, Brot für die Welt and Fondation Ensemble.

Lao translation by Khankeo Syauksone and Thieng Lampet

Now available:

Luang Prabang: Le Bistro Ban Wat Sene, Queen Design Lao, L'Etranger Books and Tea, Ma Te Sai

Vientiane: Saoban, Association Anoulak

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Joséphine Billeter is a graphic designer and illustrator from Switzerland, based in Luang Prabang Laos. As a former primary teacher she likes to draw for kids, with most of her illustrations featuring nature, sutainability or social issues.