Tree Pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) is an insect-eating mammal covered in tough, overlapping scales.

Facts about Tree Pangolin:
• Tree pangolins are adept climbers, using their claws and semi-prehensile tails to climb trees
• In times of emergency, tree pangolins can roll themselves up into a ball while wagging their tails briskly
• An average tree pangolin’s tongue is known to extend up to 40 cm (16 in), with a thickness of 0.6 cm (0.2 in). Its tongue is often longer than its body and is used to eat insects
• The word Pangolin comes from ‘penggulung,’ the Malay word for “roller”, the action a pangolin takes in self-defense
• Pangolins are also referred to as ‘scaly anteaters’ because of their preferred diet: ants
• Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world. They have been pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal businesses that market the meat and scales as “magical and medicinal”

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