I know I usually only share baby animal news when it's related to the animals I've written about in my various weekly series, but I know that io9 loves Pangolins!

ZOMG, IT'S A BABY.....PANGOLIN?

To mark World Animal Day this year, Wildlife Reserves Singapore announced the arrival of some of the worlds rarest babies, among them the critically endangered Sunda pangolin that is native to Singapore.

Sunda Pangolin - World's most distinct mammals and amphibians mapped, BBC

Most distinct species mapped

Sunda Pangolin - World's most distinct mammals and amphibians mapped, BBC Pinned For Image Research

Mother and baby Malayan / Javan / Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica) curled up sleeping. Mulhouse Zoo, France. Endemic to Thailand, Burma, Indonesia and other South-East Asian localities. Endangered due to hunting for the Chinese traditional medicine trade. 2000.

Mother and baby Malayan / Javan / Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica) curled up sleeping. Mulhouse Zoo, France. Endemic to Thailand, Burma, Indonesia and other South-East Asian localities. Endangered due to hunting for the Chinese traditional medicine trade. 2000.

How a pangolin sleeps

How a pangolin sleeps

The Sunda pangolin is nocturnal, solitary and a specialised feeder on ants and termites. It is most active in the early hours of the morning, between 3 and 6 am. It is an adept climber, and is thought to be more arboreal than the Chinese pangolin.

Fact: Pangolin ("scaly anteater") This burrowing mammal, found throughout Africa and Asia, eats ants and grubs.

GENUS MANIS, SPECIES #3 (OF 4): Sunda Pangolin (a/k/a Malayan or Javan Pangolin - Manis javanica) is found throughout Southeast Asia, including Brunei, Cambodia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, & Vietnam. It prefers forested habitats (primary, secondary, & scrub forest) and plantations (rubber, palm oil). A large part of its life is spent in trees.   (Image: "Sunda pangolin - Wikipedia.")

Pangolin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia --a mammal which has large keratin scales covering its skin and is the only known mammal with adaptation. The name comes from the Malay word pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

Sunda pangolin with her pangopup:  Manis javanica is critically endangered and is found in the forests of Southeast Asia. She has a conical heads and a sticky tongue for poking into termite and ant nests and but no teeth. Her baby is often called a 'pangopup'. by australiangeographic #Pangolin #Pangopup

dig-image: “ A sunda pangolin carries its baby at a Bali zoo, Indonesia, Thursday, June The pangolin baby was born on May (Photo by Firdia Lisnawati/AP Photo) ”

Sunda pangolin videos, photos and facts - Manis javanica | ARKive

Sunda pangolin videos, photos and facts - Manis javanica

A sunda pangolin ( <em>Manis javanica</em> ). In 2014 the sunda pangolin was listed as critically endangered on the IUNC red list of endangered species.

Pangolins: the world's most illegally traded mammal – in pictures

A sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) is one of two Asian species of pangolin listed as critically endangered on the IUNC red list. Photograph: Paul Hilton for WildAid

Sunda pangolin (c) Gary Ades/Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Gardens - READ HERE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20323753#

Are these animals too 'ugly' to be saved?

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Pangolin Specialist Group has launched a new website devoted to pangolin conservation and research.

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".

The four African pangolin species seen in context with the four Asian species. Family Manidae (Pangolins) - Plate Volume 2 of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World

Cambodia’s pangolins are being hunted out of our forests. Help save them!

Discover Pangolin Rehabilitation Center in Bati, Cambodia: Dedicated to improving the plight of the rare scaly anteater.

Catching a lift and saving on the bus fare: Meet Radin, the baby Sunda pangolin hitching a...

Meet some of the world’s rarest baby animals

Catching a lift and saving on the bus fare: Meet Radin, the baby Sunda pangolin hitching a ride with its mother

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