Just looked for Pangolin images...New favorite animal.

Just looked for Pangolin images...New favorite animal.

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

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

Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Yet in Vietnam and China, the animals are still considered a delicacy and their scales are in great demand for traditional "medicine". Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to extinction.

Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Yet in Vietnam and China, the animals are still considered a delicacy and their scales are in great demand for traditional "medicine". Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to extinction.

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 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)

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.

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.

A sunda pangolin ( <em>Manis javanica</em> ). In 2014 the sunda pangolin was listed as critically endangered on the IUNC red list of endangered species.

Pangolins: the world's most illegally traded mammal – in pictures

A sunda pangolin ( <em>Manis javanica</em> ). In 2014 the sunda pangolin was listed as critically endangered on the IUNC red list of endangered species.

A baby pangolin, rescued from smugglers in North Sumatra (Credit: Getty Images)

How to save the world’s most trafficked mammal

A baby pangolin, rescued from smugglers in North Sumatra (Credit: Getty Images)

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