This week I am sharing my Pangolin report. We go lucky dipped an extended animal and I got the Pangolin. Here is my writing.
Pangolin are an endangered specie. They are often called “scaly anteaters”. Pangolins are a quite small animal, they grow between 30-100cm. There is only 8 species of Pangolins.
Pangolins have very poor vision, but they have a very good sense of smell and great hearing. One type of Pangolin called the Tree Pangolin have strong prehensile tails that they hang from branches and pull bark of the tree to expose insect nests. Long tail Pangolins are active in the day and sleep at night, while the other species of Pangolins curl up in a ball and sleep for most of the day and are active at night. They are also good swimmers. The ground dwelling Pangolins can dig to 3.5 underground. Pangolins are nocturnal.
The Pangolin lives in the warm tropical regions throughout Southern Africa and Asia. They live in the burrows they make. Sometime they live in hollow trees and hide in bushes.
Pangolins eat insects and ants. They have heaps of insect available to them but Pangolin tend to consume only to 1-2 types of insects. The most common food for the Pangolin is Larvae. Pangolins eat between 140g-200g of insects a day.
The Pangolin has a rougth overlapping scaly skin. They grow between 30-100cm. A female Pangolin does not grow as big as a male Pangolin. Pangolins have sharp claws and small eyes.
The Pangolin is endangered and needs to be looked after for its continued survival.
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