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Sunda pangolin with her pangopup: Manis javanica is critically endangered and is found in the forests of Southeast Asia. She has a conical heads and a sticky tongue for poking into termite and ant nests and but no teeth. Her baby is often called a 'pangopup'. by australiangeographic #Pangolin #Pangopup


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".


Night Safari has earned the distinction of being the first in the world to exhibit and breed the critically-endangered Sunda pangolin. Three babies have been successfully bred in the park since the exhibit opened in 2009. PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE.

Manis javanica (Malayan Pangolin, Sunda Pangolin)