Discover how to protect Pangolins, endangered animals found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Pangolins are covered in scales that make up about 20% of their body weight.
They are not related to anteaters, sloths or armadillos, but rather are more closely related to carnivores.
Pangolins have poor vision and hearing, but an excellent sense of smell.
They are bipedal, walking on their hind legs with their front limbs and tail held off the ground and used as a counter-balance.
Pangolins are known for their insatiable appetite for insects, primarily ants and termites, which makes them an important part of their ecosystem as a form of pest control.