#Pangolin

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Meet the Pangolin!
The world's only scaled mammal. These prehistoric creatures are covered in scales made of keratin (the same material as our finger nails). They have a tounge longer than their bodies made for slurping up incest such as termites and ants. The Pangolin is an excellent climber and use their strong tails to their advantage for balanace and hanging onto tree limbs. Similar to a Skunk, when bothered they can secrete a pungently odorous fluid. This is also used to simply mark their territory. As another defence they curl up into a ball exposing their hard scales, making them pretty difficult prey. Pangolin don't have teeth and are in able to chew.
All of these things are interesting and fun to know, but there is something so much more important to understand about the Pangolin.
These creatures are thought to be the most highly illegal trafficked animals in the world. Not only for pets, but for their scales, meat and even just to put into jars for show. There is not a known number of remaining Pangolin in the wild, but rescue centers are doing their best to save them from becoming extinct.
We have so much more to learn about a creature that is disappearing right before our eyes. These sweet babies help keep our ecosystem balanced. We can't afford to lose them forever!
Please read up more on the Pangolin, everyone should be able to learn about such an amazing animal.
Thanks for reading!
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A little #creation of mine. A#pangolin made from #plasticene and #silver coloured #drawingpins. #art #craft#


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#inktober Day 22 with another one of my favorites: the pangolin💙. They are the world’s only scaled mammals, they walk on two legs, and as you can see...they are CUTE AF!!! Sadly they’re also one of the most trafficked animals in the world. They’re unsustainably hunted for their meat and scales for traditional Chinese medicine remedies (even their BABIES are eaten...like, wtf!😡) and they have no means of defense except rolling up into balls, so they’re basically defenseless against some greedy heartless douchebag just picking them up and carrying them off. If I seem like I’m ranting, it’s because I am 😕. They’re so freaking cool and adorable, yet their tragic circumstances continue... #inktober2017 #sketch #pangolin #wildlife #criticallyendangered #traditionalchinesemedicine #bullshit #peoplesuck


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Looking forward to my @willpacheco1988 #tattoo #twist in #december based on this picture! I just hope we can work out a good date! #stockholm @telliottio #tattoos #pangolin #sweden


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Somewhere in Africa... Rangers continue to protect endangered species 24/7, 365 days of the year. Share and like in support of all the #WildlifeGuardians. #rangers #rangertraining #rangersupport #antipoachingunit #antipoaching #africa #rhinobodyguards #rhino #giraffe #elephant #pangolin


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A great and intense night of blasting lights and lasers for FreaX at the helling.
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#dehelling #freax #tekno #tribecore #frenchcore #zone33 #franticfreak #mutante #samc #stagelights #lighting #lasershow #pangolin #laserworld #xbeats #utrecht

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A great and intense night of blasting lights and lasers for FreaX at the helling.
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#dehelling #freax #tekno #tribecore #frenchcore #zone33 #franticfreak #mutante #samc #stagelights #lighting #lasershow #pangolin #laserworld #xbeats #utrecht

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A great and intense night of blasting lights and lasers for FreaX at the helling.
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#dehelling #freax #tekno #tribecore #frenchcore #zone33 #franticfreak #mutante #samc #stagelights #lighting #lasershow #pangolin #laserworld #xbeats #utrecht

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Tea Towel
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Just one of the products in my new collection for @natural_history_museum to celebrate #wpy53 @nhm_wpy & available exclusively from @shop_at_nhm.
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Get yours here - http://www.nhmshop.co.uk/wildlife-print-tea-towel.html
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#homewares #kitchenware #teatowels #naturalhistorymuseum #repeatingpattern #pattern #wildlife

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