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Pangolin

Pangolins are mammals found in the rainforests of central Africa. Unlike other anteaters, Pangolins are covered by scales that protect it from predators. There are three types of Pangolins in Africa. The above image is of a Tree Pangolin, one of the smallest subspecies.

Pangolins eat mostly ants and termites. Tree pangolins have prehensile tails for climbing, and are solitary and nocturnal. They are currently at a low threat, but habitat loss and hunting are impacting the population.

Image from San Diego Zoo, information from San Diego Zoo and the African Wildlife Foundation.

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