Most animals use four feet to walk, while pangolins have four feet, but they lift their front paws during exercise, and only use the hind feet to walk and use the tail to maintain balance. Similar to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, but not the domineering of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the way to go is not to stand tall, but to bow down, will let everyone think that they are crawling away. How do the pangolins of the four feet walk?
- Pangolin is not an animal walking on all fours. They rely only on the hind legs to walk awkwardly and use their tails to maintain balance;
- When pangolins are scared and threatened, they collapse into a small, solid ball;
- In the face of pangolins, even the lion does not know what to do, there is no way to go…
- The pangolin does not have any teeth. They eat insects with a sticky tongue, and the tongue of the pangolin is longer than its body;
- A pangolin can consume more than 70 million ants a year, and they also protect the forest from termite damage;
- The pangolin will climb to the mother’s tail, very cute;
- 20% of the weight of the pangolin is made up of scales;
- More than 10,000 pangolins are illegally trafficked each year;
- The pangolin ears and nose have special valves that close when the ants attack them;
- The large scales of pangolins are made of keratin and the ingredients are like our nails.
Remarks: The third Saturday of February is the World Pangolin Day, which aims to make the public aware of the plight of pangolins. It also calls for the cessation of pangolin killings around the world and the protection of pangolins from extinction.
What is pangolin?
Pangolin (scientific name: Manis pentadactyla): The head is 42-92 cm long, the tail is 28-35 cm long, and the body weight is 2-7 kg; the scales are parallel to the body axis, totaling 15-18 columns. There are 9-10 longitudinal scales on the tail. Scales are tan, the scales of the old beasts are orange-brown or taupe, and the scales of the young beasts are not yellow. The kiss is slender. The skull is large and conical.
It inhabits the wetlands of the woods in the hills, mountains and plains. I am very hot and can climb trees. A hole 2-4 meters deep and 20-30 cm in diameter can be dug in the soil. The nest diameter at the end is about 2 meters. Feed on termites, ants, bees or other insects with long tongues.
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