Chinese Pangolin, Manis pentadactyla by 中华人民共和国濒危物种进出口管理办公室 (Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China) via EOL China Regional Center (cc-by-nc-sa)

Chinese Pangolin, Manis pentadactyla (Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China) via EOL China Regional Center (cc-by-nc-sa)

Chinese pangolin hangin' out

The Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) is a species of pangolin that can be found in Bhutan, India, and Nepal and from northern areas of Indochina to southern areas of China and most areas of Taiwan.

Chinese 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…

Chinese pangolin also referred to as a scaly anteater or trenggiling is a mammal…

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".

The four African pangolin species seen in context with the four Asian species. Family Manidae (Pangolins) - Plate Volume 2 of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World

A Pangolin. Many types of Pangolin are threatened or near threatened. They are hunted and eaten in parts of Africa, and are a popular type of bush meat. They are also in great demand in China because their meat is considered a delicacy and some Chinese believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Pangolin are illegally trafficked for food and folk medicine.   Hunting and deforestation has led to a large decrease in the numbers of pangolins.

On the illegal pangolin trade (they're used for meat and traditional Chinese "medicine")

Despite its name, the Chinese pangolin can be found throughout a vast tract of Asia stretching from Nepal to Taiwan to Burma. Its popularity as food, as well as the use of its distinctive scales for medicine, have led to steep declines in the species. It's now so rarely observed that reliable estimates of its population are impossible. One 2005 study estimated their numbers in China had fallen by as much as 94% since the 1960s.

The Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) is now considered Critically Endangered. Photo by: Tou Feng.

Baby Chinese Pangolin

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Pangolin Specialist Group has launched a new website devoted to pangolin conservation and research.

The Endangered Chinese Pangolin

The Endangered Chinese Pangolin

Where Have All the Pangolins Gone? | One Green Planet

Where Have All the Pangolins Gone?

Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) twelve day old orphaned baby sleeping, Taipei Zoo, Taipei, Taiwan

View Stock Photo of Chinese Pangolin Three Month Old Orphaned Baby Taipei Zoo Taipei Taiwan.

Chinese Pangolin: another critically endangered animal because they are hunted for medicinal use. Cool fact: Their scales are actually fused hair and it takes up 1/4 of their body weight!

Chinese Pangolin: another critically endangered animal because they are hunted for medicinal use. Cool fact: Their scales are actually fused hair and it takes up of their body weight!

CHINESE PANGOLIN Manis pentadactyla  Endangered  Photo by Unknown

Pangolins such amazing animals, so sad they are on the edge of extinction cause of ignorant people !

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