Africanamazing Team is honoured to feature , “ Highly Endangered Ground Pangolin “ . The Ground pangolin's common name comes from the Malay word 'pengguling', which means 'rolling up'. The ground pangolin, also known as Temminck's pangolin or Cape pangolin, is one of four species of pangolins which can be found in Africa, and the only one in southern and eastern Africa. The animal was named for the Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck. The Ground pangolin is an unusual animal that is one of a group of eight species that are armor-plated, distinguished from other mammals due to the layer of protective horny scales. It is the second largest and most widespread of the four pangolin species in Africa. Its long, streamlined body, its small, cone-shaped head and the thick tail are all covered with overlapping scales shaped like artichoke leaves, yellow-brown in color and composed of fused hairs. The only unprotected parts of its body are its underside and the inner sides of its limbs. When threatened, this animal can roll itself into an almost impenetrable ball, wrapping its strong tail around its body, leaving only its sharp scales exposed to any predator. Source : www.wikipedia.com &. http://animalia.bio/ground
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Sadly Elephants 🐘🐘 🐾 🐘 in Southern Africa are being also killed at around 100 per day , Rhino and Elephant populations are under severe threat of extinction within the next ten years...Should we not drastically change the current poaching and senseless slaughter which is taking place .... 🐾 🐾