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Tree pangolin

About Tree pangolin

This is an unusual looking animal. The best way to describe it is that it looks like a pinecone, with its brown, overlapping scales. Its scales provide protection from predators. Its feet and undersides are not covered with scales. The pangolin’s diet consists of ants and termites. Like the anteater, the pangolin has a long sticky tongue that it uses to catch its food; it has no teeth. The tree pangolin has a prehensile tail that aids it in climbing. Larger species of pangolins live on the ground. The species that live in the trees are great climbers.