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

The birth of a pangolin on Okonjima's neighbouring property, these are very rare images indeed.

Maria Diekman witnesses the first captive birth of a wild Pangolin © Rare Endangered Species Trust oh my gosh, must draw this. look at his ear whorls!

Pangolins (also referred to as scaly anteaters or trenggiling) are mammals of the order Pholidota. Species range in size from 30 to 100 centimetres (12 to 39 in).    Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin; they are the only known mammals with this adaptation. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites which they capture using their long, specially adapted tongues.

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The primary threat to pangolins in Asia is illicit hunting for illegal international trade, predominantly for meat, which is considered a delicacy in some Chinese and Vietnamese cultures, and scales, used as an ingredient in traditional Asian medicines.

Photo: Jason Chen, via IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group. These gorgeous endangered animals are poached for traditional medicine. There's no medical benefit to consuming pangolin, so tell all your friends.

Chinese Pangolin, Manis pentadactyla by 中华人民共和国濒危物种进出口管理办公室 (Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China) via EOL China Regional Center (cc-by-nc-sa)

Chinese Pangolin, Manis pentadactyla (Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China) via EOL China Regional Center (cc-by-nc-sa)

An International Pangolin Trade Ban

An International Pangolin Trade Ban

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Conservationists are battling to save the pangolin, the most illegally traded animal in the world, before it is “eaten to extinction”.

You've probably never heard of this extraordinary animal but it needs your help

Pangolins (also referred to as scaly anteaters or trenggiling)

Chinese Pangolin, Tamenglong Market, Manipur

Chinese Pangolin, Tamenglong Market, Manipur

The gentle pangolin is being pushed to extinction due to demand for its meat and scales. Pangolins are beaver-sized, ant-eating mammals found in the tropics and subtropics of Africa and Asia. They are the only mammals in the world completely covered by scales, though that isn’t the only thing that makes them unique. Pangolins boast extremely specialized adaptations like super-sticky body-length tongues that can slurp up ants and termites rapidly and the ability to roll into an impenetrable…

The world's only scaly Mammal, the wonderful Pangolin! (One of the most illegally trafficked animals in the world.

All 8 species of pangolin are in decline due to illegal trade, but conservationists hope to save them by softening the scaly animal s image.

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