Scaly anteater

Apparently this is something called a pangolin...it looks like a heavily armored armadillo/red panda. Cool!

Apparently this is something called a pangolin...it looks like a heavily armored armadillo/red panda. Cool!

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A pangolin, also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. Pangolins have 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. Pangolins have 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".

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http://shortbizz-artikel.blogspot.com/2012/08/gartenzaun-alles-uber-zaune-arten-und.html  Endangered Pangolin.....Love the scales !  ....it's like a pine cone ....

http://shortbizz-artikel.blogspot.com/2012/08/gartenzaun-alles-uber-zaune-arten-und.html Endangered Pangolin.....Love the scales ! ....it's like a pine cone ....

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Baby Pangolin---Pangolins are scaly anteaters who like curling up into balls, eating ants and termites, and -- when they're babies -- riding around on their mom's tail.

Baby Pangolin---Pangolins are scaly anteaters who like curling up into balls, eating ants and termites, and -- when they're babies -- riding around on their mom's tail.

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Pangolins are 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 has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. Now you know! Very cool animal, sad to see them hunted to near extinction.

Pangolins are 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 has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. Now you know! Very cool animal, sad to see them hunted to near extinction.

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

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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A pangolin, the name, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

A pangolin, the name, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

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