Pangolins are native to 15 African countries and live in dense forests and forested savanna areas. When sensing danger they will roll themselves up into balls using its armor-plated scales for protection. These scales are also very sharp and will cut through anything inserted in between them. An increasingly vulnerable mammal that is hunted primarily by humans it receives protected status as its numbers in the wild continue to decline. Learn more about this threatened animal!

Pangolin

Pangolins are native to 15 African countries and live in dense forests and forested savanna areas. When sensing danger they will roll themselves up into balls using its armor-plated scales for protection. These scales are also very sharp and will cut through anything inserted in between them. An increasingly vulnerable mammal that is hunted primarily by humans it receives protected status as its numbers in the wild continue to decline. Learn more about this threatened animal!

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

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.

Africa’s Artichokes – Unravelling the mysteries of pangolins on World Pangolin Day

Africa’s Artichokes – Unravelling the mysteries of pangolins on World Pangolin Day

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

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

pangolin: the only scaled mammal.  A pangolin (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota.

pangolin: the only scaled mammal. A pangolin (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota.

With their seemingly impenetrable scales glowing under the African sun, a Pangolin sighting is one of the rarest and most exhilarating. Read our blog to find out why!

With their seemingly impenetrable scales glowing under the African sun, a Pangolin sighting is one of the rarest and most exhilarating. Read our blog to find out why!

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.

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.

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