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PangolA beautifully rare animal found in the African bush, the pangolin is covered in scale-like armor. Taken on Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africain

Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin; they are the only known mammals with this adaptation. They live in hollow tr pangolin comp

He looked greedily at the shore, the known haunt of the aardvark, the pangolin, the camelopard... -- The Mauritius Command, Chapter 3 // Pangolins are also known as Scaly Anteaters. The Tree Pangolin shown above, Phataginus tricuspis, is found in equatorial Africa. When threatened, they can roll into a ball, extend their scales, and make a cutting action by using muscles to move the scales back and forth.

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Chinese are killing these adorable pangolins for its scales- now on endangered list.

Chinese are killing these adorable pangolins for its scales- now on endangered list. ~ What on Earth is wrong with the people of China that they have no reverance for nature at all?

The Biggest Mammal Victim of the Wildlife Trade is the Adorable, Endangered Pangolin

The Biggest Mammal Victim of the Wildlife Trade is the Adorable, Endangered Pangolin

25 Examples Of Perfect Geometry Found In Nature

25 Examples Of Perfect Geometry Found In Nature

Pangolin curled up in the daytime to be ready for the night. Mammals covered in keratin scales

Pangolins - So Cool!!!

Roxy was a rescued pangolin that had been caught to be sold in the illegal wildlife trade in Namibia. Seeing a pangolin in the wild is rare thing as they usually forage for termites at night. Photo by ©Tim Lewthwaite.

Where Have All the Pangolins Gone? | One Green Planet

Where Have All the Pangolins Gone?

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Pangolins are elusive, and some might even say mythical, creatures. So much so that many people don’t even know what pangolins are, and those fortunate enough to see one in the wild deem themselves very lucky indeed!

Pangolin roulé en boule, plaines Busanga, parc national Kafue (Zambie) © ae

Pangolin roulé en boule, plaines Busanga, parc national Kafue (Zambie) © ae

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© Joel Sartore National Geographic Creative Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine. Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of…

On a deeply personal mission, Joel Sartore is photographing as many animals as he can—before some disappear.

To protect itself, pangolins can roll up into a near-perfect ball, covering their faces and undersides, which aren't as tough as their keratin scales.

Pangolins: 13 facts about the world's most hunted animal

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