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!

Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Yet in Vietnam and China, the animals are still considered a delicacy and their scales are in great demand for traditional "medicine". Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to extinction.

Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Yet in Vietnam and China, the animals are still considered a delicacy and their scales are in great demand for traditional "medicine". Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to extinction.

Wonderful Photos and story: The birth of a pangolin | Africa Geographic blog.  Shame they are in danger from cruel stupid people.

Wonderful Photos and story: The birth of a pangolin | Africa Geographic blog. Shame they are in danger from cruel stupid people.

Pangolin by Maria Grønlund |  #Logo for animation studio in Saudi Arabia

Pangolin

Pangolin by Maria Grønlund | #Logo for animation studio in Saudi Arabia

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!

Pangolin - also known as the Scaly Anteater can be found across Asia and Southern Africa.

Pangolin - also known as the Scaly Anteater can be found across Asia and Southern Africa.

Chinese Pangolin, Manis pentadactyla by 中华人民共和国濒危物种进出口管理办公室 (Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China) via EOL China Regional Center (cc-by-nc-sa)

Chinese Pangolin, Manis pentadactyla by 中华人民共和国濒危物种进出口管理办公室 (Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China) via EOL China Regional Center (cc-by-nc-sa)

thunderboltjackson: Loving this pangolin illustration in Jonathan Kingdon’s “East African Mammals” (Vol IIB, 1974).

thunderboltjackson: Loving this pangolin illustration in Jonathan Kingdon’s “East African Mammals” (Vol IIB, 1974).

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