#30 - Guess the Species!
Countdown to CoP16: Can you name this species? This animal is sometimes called a scaly anteater, due to its keratin scales that act as a defense mechanism against predators. Found in both Africa and Asia, this animal is hunted in huge levels as its meat is considered a delicacy and its scales are believed to have medicinal properties in China.
Pangolin. Taken by Ruslan Rugoals (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0), San Diego, California, 2011.