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Scaly Anteater

Behold the incredible cuteness of this newborn pangolin (aka scaly anteater) at the Taipei Zoo. Video below. More details at Laughing Squid.

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Pangolin… so cute, so in danger of extinction for all the wrong reasons . . .most trafficked mammal on earth... hunted and killed by thousands of tons every year for luxury food and status in some Asian countries. These gentle creatures need your help. How long can they last when they are taken from the wild by thousands of tons every year? You can help; make a donation to Education for Nature Vietnam, a Pangolin Rescue operation, working to save Pangolins from poachers…

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A pangolin . . . The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up". SAVE THE PANGOLIN FROM EXTINCTION FROM POACHERS WHO HUNT AND KILL PANGOLIN BY THE THOUSAND OF TONS EVERY YEAR FOR FOOD IN ASIAN MARKETS.

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A pangolin also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, Manidae, has one genus, Manis, which comprises eight species. A number of extinct species are known. A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. It is found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up".

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