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Scaly Anteater

Behold the incredible cuteness of this newborn pangolin (aka scaly anteater) at the Taipei Zoo. Video below. More details at Laughing Squid.

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin | eZimbabwe

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There are known species of mammals today. They fly, hop, burrow, swim, climb trees, use two feet, use four feet or use no feet at all. The largest land mammal to ever live was 15 feet tall and the smallest just inches. This makes for some...

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Today,deforestation and hunting pangolin are main reasons for large ...

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The Pangolin: The Most Endangered and Overlooked Mammal Who Needs Our Help!

According to National Geographic. “The pangolin is not very ferocious. It doesn’t even have teeth. And it’s not very fast.” Its only defense is curling into a tight ball. And as it turns out, that’s not good enough to protect you from a human with a fork.

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The tree pangolin (Manis tricuspis) is one of eight extant species of pangolins ("scaly anteaters"), and is native to equatorial Africa. Also known as the white-bellied pangolin or three-cusped pangolin, it is the most common of the African forest pangolins.

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The Pangolin aka scaly anteater is a mammal - and the only one to have large keratin scales covering its skin.

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