The Pangolin Page


Video from Great Big Story

Pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, are a species of nocturnal mammals unique for being the only known mammals to have a covering of keratin scales on their bodies.

Why are they endangered?

Pangolins are often illegally hunted and trafficked for use as a luxury food or for their unique scales that are thought to have medicinal properties in traditional Chinese medicine.


There are eight species of pangolin currently alive. Four of which can be found in regions of Africa and four of which can be found in regions of Asia.

Image from The Book of Beasts