Indian Pangolin - Manis crassicaudata
Indian pangolin eating a snack of ants on a log in the Berlin Zoo.
Like all pangolins, the Indian pangolin is almost exclusively insectivorous. Despite the adaptability of this species (it’s able to live from high altitudes, to deserts, to the wettest rainforests), it’s currently facing endangerment due to being poached for traditional Chinese “medicine”. 
Brehms Tierleben: Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs. Prof. Dr. Otto zur Strassen, 1915.

Indian Pangolin - Manis crassicaudata

Indian pangolin eating a snack of ants on a log in the Berlin Zoo.

Like all pangolins, the Indian pangolin is almost exclusively insectivorous. Despite the adaptability of this species (it’s able to live from high altitudes, to deserts, to the wettest rainforests), it’s currently facing endangerment due to being poached for traditional Chinese “medicine”.

Brehms Tierleben: Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs. Prof. Dr. Otto zur Strassen, 1915.

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