Pangolin

The creepy animal Pangolin

The name pangolin comes from the Malay word "pengguling", meaning "something that rolls up".It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia.Their skin is covered by scales which are made of keratin(the same material that our fingernails are made).This scales are soft in newborns and they harden as Pangolin mature.It can curl up into a ball when threatened, with its overlapping scales acting as armour and its face tucked under its tail(like a hedgehog)

They are the most trafficked mammal in the world.Mainly beacuse of their meat and once for armor

A coat of armor made of pangolin scales, an unusual object, was presented to George III in 1820

Indian pangolin defending itself against Asiatic lions

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