The Physiologically Unique Pangolin

The pangolin (commonly referred to as the "scaly anteater") is so physiologically unique, it has its own order in the animal kingdom.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Pangolins are covered in scales made of keratin, the same protein your hair and fingernails are made of. 01:38

  2. Pangolins walk by curling up their claws underneath their paws and hobble around on tucked limbs. 02:10

  3. Pangolins and so physiologically unique, they are in their own order in the animal kingdom. 03:03

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