Pangolin is odd-looking animal that belongs to the group of anteaters with scales. Their body is covered with hard, brown scales made of keratin. They do not have teeth so they swallow sand and small stones along with insects to facilitate grinding of food and digestion. Their very long, rod-shaped and sticky tongue which can be 16 inches longer than entire animal is very helpful allowing them to collect insects from termite tunnels.
Pangolins are hunted for their scales, which are a sought-after ingredient in Chinese medicine making these incredible creatures one of the most endangered groups of mammals in the world.