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.
Key Facts In This Video
Pangolins are covered in scales made of keratin, the same protein your hair and fingernails are made of. (1:38)
Pangolins walk by curling up their claws underneath their paws and hobble around on tucked limbs. (2:10)
Pangolins and so physiologically unique, they are in their own order in the animal kingdom. (3:03)