Pangolins (Scaly Anteaters are being illegally poached in the millions and are critically endangered.

Pangolins (Scaly Anteaters are being illegally poached in the millions and are critically endangered.

A pangolin (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

A pangolin (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

Pangolins, which look like scaly anteaters, are nocturnal mammals native to southeast Asia who spend most of their lives in trees. Sadly, they’re classified by the International Union for Conservation as being critically endangered, and experts claim that they are the most trafficked mammal in the world. So when SVW rescued this baby pangolin and her mother from poachers, it was a huge victory. Unfortunately, the mama became distressed in captivity and died soon after the rescue.

Pangolins, which look like scaly anteaters, are nocturnal mammals native to southeast Asia who spend most of their lives in trees. Sadly, they’re classified by the International Union for Conservation as being critically endangered, and experts claim that they are the most trafficked mammal in the world. So when SVW rescued this baby pangolin and her mother from poachers, it was a huge victory. Unfortunately, the mama became distressed in captivity and died soon after the rescue.

A pangolin also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. 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 is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

A pangolin also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. 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 is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters,” are covered in tough, overlapping scales. These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites using an ...

Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters,” are covered in tough, overlapping scales. These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites using an ...

A pangolin, also called a scaly anteater, is a mammal with large keratin scales covering its skin. It is the only known mammal with this covering. Found in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia, the name comes from the Malay word pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up". - Gerald Cubitt / NHPA via Photoshot -  TODAY.com

A pangolin, also called a scaly anteater, is a mammal with large keratin scales covering its skin. It is the only known mammal with this covering. Found in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia, the name comes from the Malay word pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up". - Gerald Cubitt / NHPA via Photoshot - TODAY.com

Maybe if I use my claws I can get the shell off...wow this thing is tough...nope, maybe it's time to try a different tactic

Maybe if I use my claws I can get the shell off...wow this thing is tough...nope, maybe it's time to try a different tactic

Pangolins in Peril: Wildlife Traffickers Target the World’s Most Profitable Prey More than a million of the scaly anteaters have been poached from the wild in the past decade.

Pangolins in Peril: Wildlife Traffickers Target the World’s Most Profitable Prey More than a million of the scaly anteaters have been poached from the wild in the past decade.

Today is World Pangolin Day, an occasion to recognize the rapidly impending extinction of the eight species of scaly anteaters from Africa and Asia. Let’s take ...

Today is World Pangolin Day, an occasion to recognize the rapidly impending extinction of the eight species of scaly anteaters from Africa and Asia. Let’s take ...

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