10 Surprising Facts and Beautiful Images of Pangolins

Beautiful Pangolins

Pangolins, widely called as "the scaly anteaters" are often considered as reptiles but they belong to the category of mammals. These are small mammals found in Asia and Sub-saharan Africa. The pangolins have a peculiar kind of defence mechanism for themselves, they curl into a tight ball and will use their sharp scaled tails to attack their enemies. This small mammal is one of the most trafficked animals in need of its meat and scales for medicinal purposes. The scales of pangolins are bulletproof and hence serves as a great defence for it from its predators. The scales fall off at regular intervals and regrow by itself. After sharing surprising facts we are happy to share the pictures of pangolins for you to explore.

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  1. Pangolins, widely called as "the scaly anteaters" are often considered as reptiles but they belong to the category of mammals.  These are small mammals found in Asia and Sub-saharan Africa.

  2. Chinese pangolins,Indian pangolins, Phillipine pangolins, Sunda pangolins, Giant pangolins. White-bellied pangolins, Temminck's pangolin and Black bellied pangolins are the eight species of pangolins.

  3. All these species are seen declining as these pangolins are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world.

  4. Pangolins are poached for their meat, one of the delicacies in china and vietnam and also for the medicinal property of their scales.

  5. The scales of pangolins are bulletproof and hence serves as a great defence for it from its predators.  The scales fall off at regular intervals and regrow by itself.

  6. The pangolins have a peculiar kind of defence mechanism for themselves, they curl into a tight ball and will use their sharp scaled tails to attack their enemies.  

  7. Pangolins mostly live alone and are found active at night.

  8. Pangolins tongue is longer than its body, it attaches near the pelvis below the last set of ribs.

  9. Pangolins are 45 inches to 4.5 feet long and weigh from 4 to 72 pounds in weight.

  10. A pangolin kills 70 million ants per year.

 

Pangolins are protected under national and international laws to preserve the endangered species. Hope the facts are surprising and here are a few beautiful images of the pangolins.

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