This animal is a cross between an anteater
and an armadillo
. It has a 58 cm head and body and 45 cm tail. Females
as a rule are smaller than males. The pangolin is a nocturnal mammal
whose meat is eaten as great delicacy
by hill tribes
. It has a lot of fat on its body and hard scales. The Pangolin gives live birth. It takes about 5 months before the new baby is born. One of the most unusual parts of this animal is the really long tongue
The pangolin is a mammal like a dog or a cat. This animal will climb trees to get insects to eat. Most pangolins spend most of their time in trees, and some are good swimmers. When a pangolin is threatened, it will roll up into a ball and not even large predators can uncoil them.
The scaly ant eater is listed as an endangered species.