Order : Pholidota
Family : Manidae
Animals in the family Manidae
Facts about the family Manidae, the pangolins
Pangolins are an endangered species of animals.
Behavior Pangolins are generally observed singly, but in one case a pair was discovered in a burrow with a juvenile.
Conservation Status The abundance of giant pangolins is not well known, since they have not been studied in detail and because they are nocturnal, which makes them difficult to observe casually.
Like most pangolins is also capable of climbing.
Pangolins are 30 to 90 cm (1 to 3 feet) long exclusive of the tail and
Pangolins are nocturnal and remain in their burrows during the day.
Pangolins are tree-dwelling, nocturnal animals despite their chunky armor, which in fact helps it cling to the surface of treelimbs.
The skull of pangolins is smoothly conical, lacking the ridges and crests found on most mammalian crania.
Wildlife statistics for Guangxi show that every year in the province tens of thousands of pangolins are eaten although they are supposedly government-protected.
Pangolins are not closely related to any other living mammals, and their ancestry is not known. (Full text)
Unless protected, the future of three Asian pangolins is also uncertain. (Full text)
Giant pangolins are terrestrial animals, preferring not to live in trees. (Full text)
Which of the following about pangolins is correct? (Full text)
Anybody who mounts Doom Geckos on Pangolins is on the right track in my book! (Full text)
Pangolins are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and there is a blanket ban on all trade in them. (Full text)