11 month old Pangolin photographed in Namibia.  Animal photos of the week: 27 September 2013 - Telegraph

Animal photos of the week: 27 September 2013

An 11 month old baby pangolin in Namibia. Little is known about the shy, endangered species. This thing is absolutely adorable!

10+ Baby Pangolins Who Are The World’s Cutest Artichokes.

A two-week-old baby pangolin clings to mum's tail at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan. The tiny Chinese pangolin, which has large scales covering most of its body, was rescued from poachers and is now looked after by zoo staff. by Suzi Eszterhas

This man is from Zimbabwe/the Pangolin tribe. They spend their lives protecting the Elephants (I believe)

Zimbabwe - The Pangolin Men. I've loved pangolins since I was a kid and I did a report on them. It really warms my heart and gives me hope to read about these incredible people protecting these incredible animals.

Pangolin, the only scaled mammal

pangolin: the only scaled mammal. A pangolin (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota.

A baby pangolin riding on its mother’s tail

A baby pangolin riding on its mother’s tail

This is the African Pangolin (still alive today). Its front claws are too big to walk on and are used primarily for digging for insects. It looks like a dinosaur!!

This is the African Pangolin (still alive today). Its front claws are too big to walk on and are used primarily for digging for insects. It looks like a dinosaur!!

Shared by boebanie. This is the African Pangolin (still alive today). Its front claws are too big to walk on and are used primarily for digging for insects. It looks like a dinosaur!

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 (Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China) via EOL China Regional Center (cc-by-nc-sa)

The birth of a pangolin on Okonjima's neighbouring property, these are very rare images indeed.

Maria Diekman witnesses the first captive birth of a wild Pangolin © Rare Endangered Species Trust oh my gosh, must draw this. look at his ear whorls!

20 Funny Animal Pictures | Love Cute Animals... - #Funny #Pic - Funny Meme, funny pics, LMAO Pic

20 Funny Animal Pictures | Love Cute Animals... - #Funny #Pic - Funny Meme, funny pics, LMAO Pic

Protecting the Pangolin

I never knew this animal (Pangolin) existed before now. I need to hold one really badly.

To protect itself, pangolins can roll up into a near-perfect ball, covering their faces and undersides, which aren't as tough as their keratin scales.

Pangolins: 13 facts about the world's most hunted animal

Because what's better than these little cherubs, eh?

24 pictures of smiling sloths that will make your Monday infinitely better

Because what's better than these little cherubs, eh?

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