Watch: Tiny Sunda pangolin released after rescue from illegal trade | poaching | Earth Touch News

Watch: Tiny Sunda pangolin released after rescue from illegal trade | poaching | Earth Touch News

Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters,” are covered in tough, overlapping scales. These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when threatened. Eight different pangolin species can be found across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Poaching for illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss have made these incredible creatures one of the most endangered groups of mammals in the world.

Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters,” are covered in tough, overlapping scales. These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when threatened. Eight different pangolin species can be found across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Poaching for illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss have made these incredible creatures one of the most endangered groups of mammals in the world.

Pangolin, native to Africa, tongue 27 inches long for eating termites, no teeth, and a prehensile tail.

The Pangolin

Pangolin, native to Africa, tongue 27 inches long for eating termites, no teeth, and a prehensile tail.

The Endangered Species in Latin America #Infographic #Animals #America

The Endangered Species in Latin America #Infographic

Pangolin babies ride on their mother’s back by hanging onto her scales  || Photographer Maria Diekmann

Pangolin babies ride on their mother’s back by hanging onto her scales || Photographer Maria Diekmann

They are Prince William's favourite and David Attenborough would take them on   his ark, but what makes pangolins, the world's most hunted creature, so   special?

Pangolins: 13 facts about the world's most hunted animal

They are Prince William's favourite and David Attenborough would take them on his ark, but what makes pangolins, the world's most hunted creature, so special?

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