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

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from The Telegraph

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

They are Prince William's favourite and David Attenborough would take them on his ark, but what makes pangolins, the world's most hunted creature, so special?

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Endangered Pangolin. The only mammal with scales! Animals, Creatures, and Beasts. Wild Kingdom

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Pangolins look like they're plotting. - more at megacutie.co.uk

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A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular types 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 pangolins.

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Pangolin: these guys are so cool. Cute but wearing armour. There are 8 subspecies found in China, India, south-east Asia and Africa, and range from threatened to critically endangered. This is due to the demand for its meat and skin.

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Apparently this is something called a pangolin...it looks like a heavily armored armadillo/red panda. Cool!

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from Matador Network

25 animals way weirder than anything you’ve seen in science fiction [pics]

A pangolin . . . The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up". SAVE THE PANGOLIN FROM EXTINCTION FROM POACHERS WHO HUNT AND KILL PANGOLIN BY THE THOUSAND OF TONS EVERY YEAR FOR FOOD IN ASIAN MARKETS.

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