Pangolin image. The upper parts of this animal are covered with very characteristic large, brown scales. As it is specialized in certain species of ants and termites, which are caught with its large, sticky tongue, it can be found in all habitats except desert and forest. Pangolins keep territories, resting in self-dug burrows during daytime. They are mainly nocturnal insectivores, able to walk on their hind feet and to curl into tight balls when threatened.

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