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".

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".

Anne Sunda Pangolin ile yavrusu (Manis javanica)

Anne Sunda Pangolin ile yavrusu (Manis javanica)

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

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

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

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.

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.

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

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?

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!

Anne Sunda Pangolin ile yavrusu (Manis javanica) -

Anne Sunda Pangolin ile yavrusu (Manis javanica) -

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