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 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: these guys are so cool. Cute but wearing armour. There are 8 subspecies found in China, India, south-east Asia and Africa, and range from threatened to critically endangered. This is due to the demand for its meat and skin.