Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Know Your Own Unique pangolins

Common pangolin (Manis javanica syn. Paramanis javanica) is the representative of the order Pholidota are still found in Southeast Asia. These animals eat insects and particularly ants and termites. Pangolins live in lowland tropical rain forests.

Elongated body shape, with a tongue that can be extended up to one third of body length to find the ants in the nest. Her hair is modified into a kind of large scales are arranged to form a shield-plated as a means of self protection. If disturbed, anteaters would furl its body like a ball. He could also wrap their tails, so that the "scales" it can injure the skin intruder.

Anteater endangered due to habitat is disturbed and becomes the object of trade in wild animals.