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The Pangolin has a cone-shaped head and pointy mouth. There are no teeth in its mouth but a long tongue instead. The body can reach 20cm in length and is fully covered with grey scales all over, which curls into a ball under danger.


The Pangolin lives in the forest of medium-low altitude and appears more often at an altitude between 300~500m. The species is skilled at digging; it is nocturnal, resting in the cave during day-time and out for food at night. The diet mainly covers insects such as termites and ants. The long tongue is used for sticking ants, followed by swallowing. Because of the pressure of hunting and damage to its natural habitat, this animal is rarely seen nowadays.