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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".

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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 ....

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A baby pangolin is born quite helpless, other than the ability to suckle and cling. Until the baby is big enough to travel on its on, a mother pangolin will tote it around on her tail. Images: Firdia Lisnawati

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A baby pangolin is born quite helpless, other than the ability to suckle and cling. Until the baby is big enough to travel on its on, a mother pangolin will tote it around on her tail. Images: Firdia Lisnawati

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from The Telegraph

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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