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".
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
Montage of evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered creatures (Clockwise from top left: Sunda pangolin, Chinese giant salamander, Mallorcan midwife toad, long-beaked echidna and Ganges river dolphin) Here are a few of the less doe-eyed and fluffy and more spiky, scaly, big-nosed and slimy animals that might be conservation icons