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pangolin

scaly anteater, of the genus Manis and the order Pholidota; covered with overlapping scales like roof tiles. Plantigrade, often arboreal and adapted for destroying anthills and eating the termites or ants that are exposed.
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The sole species that occurs in Pakistan is the Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata).
The beautiful piece Crucible (2006), recently on view at the show of the same name in Gloucester Cathedral, is available from Pangolin for 11,000 [pounds sterling].
It should be known that China has what has been described as an 'insatiable thirst for pangolin scales.
Allegedly the organs of Pangolin Cat are being used to produce medicines to cure cancer.
The doodle doubled as a game and also told an adorable story about Pangolins for Google users.
The biggest threat to pangolins has been rampant poaching, which is the single biggest factor for their rapid decline across China and Southeast Asia.
5 tonnes of mostly ivory and pangolin parts in containers on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh, also originating from Mozambique.
Mammal species recorded during the course of the survey included the leopard cat, Indian palm civet, Pallas cat (Otocolobus manul), chinkara, hog deer (Axis porcinus), grey langur, Asiatic jackal (Canis aureus), Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) etc.
Murray said: "Some of the world's most beautiful species are threatened by this horrendous crime - from tigers to pangolins to elephants to rhinos.
High-value species, like pangolin, are passed on to middlemen and subsequently make their way into the larger cities or up into China.
That's the question this series has set out to answer, and in the final episode we meet the people who have grown close to rhinos, lions, wild deer and a pangolin - a scaly mammal that is one of the most endangered creatures on the planet.
LAKKI MARWAT -- The rescue team of wildlife department released a pangolin in natural habitat after taking it into safe custody from a house in Azeem Kila on Saturday.