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".
- * Pangolin * - Pangolins are often called 'scaly anteaters' and are covered in tough, overlapping scales ( Asian species have coarse hair extruding between the scales ). These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites. Sadly, they are one of the most endangered mammal species on Earth -