Pangolin Gold Plated Necklace
The Pangolin Gold Plated Necklace reflects the beauty of nature’s amazing animals in the African savannah. Kakakuona is the Swahili word for the pangolin. If you’ve been lucky enough to see this rare animal in the wild, there’s no doubt you were mesmerised! And if you haven’t yet crossed paths with this phenomenal creature, you can still feel connected to their unmistakable beauty with this Pangolin Necklace.
There are several animal species that mark their territory with their urine. Pangolins are also territorial, but they have another secret weapon that they use to achieve this. They produce a special fluid in the glands near their anus which has a pungent odour. When they rub their backsides on the ground or a tree, they spread that fluid on contact. This enables them to mark their territory in their own unique way.
Perhaps this behaviour sounds reminiscent of skunks or honey badgers. Well, it’s not dissimilar at all. In fact, pangolins will tactfully spray a predator with the same fluid that they use to mark their territories. They will then take the opportunity to escape and hide while the predator is distracted.
When you see pangolins move, you will notice that they walk and run on their hind legs. They do this by holding both their forelegs and their tail above the ground, which provides balance. Also, it is not unusual to see some pangolin species hanging from tree branches, supported only by the tail. How do they do this? Their prehensile tails function as a fifth limb, letting them climb up steep surfaces like trees with ease. Pangolins are not only strong; they are also incredibly flexible.
Feel inspired by the pangolin’s ingenious ability to adapt to its environment. Pair this necklace with the Pangolin Gold Plated Bangle to awaken the resourceful creative within you.
Animals accept who they are
“Pangolins, made for moving quietly also, are models of exactness,
on four legs; on hind feet plantigrade,
with certain postures of a man.” The Pangolin, poem by Marianne Moore
“Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.” Gregory Maguire
Learn more about the pangolin and its symbolism here.