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

The scaly anteater, or Pangolin is an oddity in the animal world  because it is the only mammal sporting scales. With eight different species, four of them found in Africa, and four found in Asia, they all share something else. They are disappearing.

The scaly anteater, or Pangolin is an oddity in the animal world because it is the only mammal sporting scales. With eight different species, four of them found in Africa, and four found in Asia, they all share something else. They are disappearing.

Behold the incredible cuteness of this newborn pangolin (aka scaly anteater) at the Taipei Zoo. Video below.   More details at Laughing Squid.

A tiny newborn pangolin named Gung-wu gets fed, bathed and cuddled at the Taipei Zoo in Wenshan, Taipei, Taiwan (previously). Gung-wu had refused to nurse from her mother, so zoo caretakers had to .

Apparently this is something called a pangolin...it looks like a heavily armored armadillo/red panda. Cool!

Apparently this is something called a pangolin.it looks like a heavily armored armadillo/red panda.

A pangolin, the name, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

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Pangolin curled up in the daytime to be ready for the night. Mammals covered in keratin scales

Pangolin (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota. 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".

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Pangolin (also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling) is a mammal of the order Pholidota. 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.

Pangolin by BTphotographic on Flickr.  A través de Flickr: A beautifully rare animal found in the African bush, the pangolin is covered in scale-like armor. Taken on Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Pangola Beautifully rare animal found in the African bush, the pangolin is covered in scale-like armor. Taken on Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa . looks like the USA armadillo

http://shortbizz-artikel.blogspot.com/2012/08/gartenzaun-alles-uber-zaune-arten-und.html  Endangered Pangolin.....Love the scales !  ....it's like a pine cone ....

It's a pangolin, from Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. And it's beautiful. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, the only mammal with this adaptation.

giant pangolin (Manis gigantea) ... anteater-type animal found in Africa

Pangolin Drinking Water - A rare animal and a rare shot of him drinking water with a straw

pangolin- the highest poached endangered animal in the world

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VietNamNet Bridge – The Bac Ninh provincial authorities recently put up for auction 42 Java pangolins, an endangered species, that were seized in the province.

GENUS PHATAGINUS, SPECIES #1 (OF 2): Tree Pangolin (a/k/a White-bellied Pangolin or Three-cusped Pangolin - Phataginus tricuspis) is one of 8 extant species of Pangolins ("scaly anteaters"), and is native to equatorial Africa. It is the most common of the African forest pangolins.    (Image: "Tree pangolin - Wikipedia.")

The tree pangolin (Manis tricuspis) is one of eight extant species of pangolins…

- * Pangolin * - Pangolins are often called 'scaly anteaters' and are covered in tough, overlapping scales ( Asian species have coarse hair extruding between the scales ). These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites. Sadly, they are one of the most endangered mammal species on Earth -

Philippine pangolin or Palawan pangolin, also known as the malintong

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