The scaly anteater, or Pangolin is an oddity in the animal world because it is the only mammal sporting scales. With eight different species, four of them found in Africa, and four found in Asia, they all share something else. They are disappearing.
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Pangolin (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota. A number of extinct species are known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation.
It's a pangolin, from Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. And it's beautiful. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, the only mammal with this adaptation.
Today is #WorldPangolinDay! Most people have never even heard of a pangolin, but they are one of the cutest, and most endangered, species in the world! What sets these “scaly anteaters” apart is the fact that they are the only mammal completely covered in scales. Their scales are made of keratin, just like our hair and fingernails, but unfortunately some believe they have “medicinal” value. To make it worse, their meat is considered a status symbol, making them a delicacy. Thus, millions of…
Pangolins Walk Just Like T. Rex - Pangolins, or Scaly Anteaters, are fascinating creatures. The eight pangolin species are found in Africa and parts of Asia, and they're the only mammals whose skin is covered in scales.
Baby Pangolin---Pangolins are scaly anteaters who like curling up into balls eating ants and termites and -- when they're babies -- riding around on their mom's tail.