#OurWorld Perfectly Pretty Pangolin
One of my favourite little animals is the strange but wonderful Pangolin. It almost looks like a toy with its lovable eyes and strange posture.
They are covered in overlapping scales made of keratin, the same material as our fingernails and hair.
When scared, pangolins can pull themselves into a spiky armoured ball!
There are eight different kinds of pangolin, and all are hunted for their scales and meat. As a result, they are protected by law and two of them are already listed in the IUCN Red List as critically endangered.
I just think they are so cute, and I would hate to see them hunted to extinction! I also made a drawing of one as part of my Love Life campaign.
F.R. Donaldson lives in scenic Scotland. She is the author of the psychological sci-fi MALEVOLENCE
Posted on September 20, 2016, in #OurWorld, Frankeh Updates, Updates and tagged #OurWorld, animal, animals, armour, black bellied pangolin, critical, critically, cute, endangered, endangered species, pangolin, save the pangolin, scales, species, sunda pangolin, wildlife. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.