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!!

Ground-dwelling pangolins walk with a shuffle on their large hind legs. They use their tails and shorter front legs for balance. They live in Southeast Asia and parts of Africa and are one of the most endangered species because of poaching.

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!

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!

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

Picture of a vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida.

Picture of a vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida.

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 pangolin is poached at higher rates than any other species. Be aware & speak up! Is this yet another creature we will have only pictures of in the future?

So little is known about the shy and secretive pangolin, but what we do know is these animals are being poached at levels over 3000 times higher than rhinos.

Safe at last – rescued from poachers, a Ground pangolin and her baby boy are going back to Gorongosa National Park to be released back into their habitat.

Safe at last – rescued from poachers, a Ground pangolin and her baby boy are going back to Gorongosa National Park to be released back into their habitat. (Me one day)

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Sir David also highlights the plight of the peculiar pangolin, an armoured mammal under threat from illegal trade for medicine and food

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