6 Things You Didn’t Know About Pangolin

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Pangolin
How much do you know about the scaled Pangolin?

In light of World Pangolin Day, here are six interesting facts about the mammal.

  1. The word Pangolin comes from ‘penggulung,’ the Malay word for roller – which is the Pangolin’s self-defence action.
  2. There are eight species of Pangolin, all of which range from vulnerable to critically endangered.
  3. Pangolin range in size from 30 – 100 cm.
  4. Pangolin dig tunnels underground to sleep in, or live in hollow trees.
  5. Pangolin are covered in plate-like scales which are made of keratin, the same material that human fingernails consist of.
  6. Pangolin have no teeth and mainly eat insects and ants.



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