scaly anteater


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scaly anteater:

see pangolinpangolin
, armored, toothless mammal of tropical Asia and Africa. Pangolins range in length from 3 to 6 ft (90–180 cm) including the long, broad tail. Their snouts are narrow and pointed.
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Living/sleeping Burrows: A total of N= 104 permanent/ sleeping burrows of Scaly anteater were found at fifteen different sampling sites (Table 3) while N=71 were quantified from six different sites (Table 1).
Besides the exterminator and the woodchuck, the termite's natural enemies, my book says, are the leopard toad, the scaly anteater, the goatsucker, and the bat.
Altaf Hussain Sheikh, Manager Conservation Sindh WWF-Pakistan said that pangolin, a scaly anteater, is hunted for its scales, which are sold for illegal trade and export from Pakistan at lucrative price.
According to the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines, the Chinese vessel F/N Min Long Yu may have been carrying as many as 2,000 pangolins, also known as the scaly anteater.
MANILA -- The Chinese fishing vessel found carrying thousands of kilos of scaly anteater meat that has been removed from the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan where it ran aground two weeks ago is now in the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa City where the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will conduct an inventory of its cargo.
Wildlife officials, meanwhile, are trying to determine if the hundreds of pangolin, or scaly anteater, carcasses found on the Chinese vessel were a local species.
The pangolin, also known as the scaly anteater, is considered one of the most trafficked animals on earth, with more than one million animals taken from the wild in the past decade.
The pangolin, also known as the scaly anteater, is considered to be the most trafficked mammal on earth, with over a million animals taken from the wild in the past decade.