Tuesday, December 21, 2010



Pangolin (Manis javanica syn. Paramanis javanica) is a representative of the order Pholidota are still found in Southeast Asia. These animals eat insects and particularly ants and termites. Anteaters live in tropical lowland rain forest. Sometimes also known as pangolin anteater.

Elongated shape, with a tongue that can be extended up to one third the body length to find the ants in the nest. Her hair is modified into a kind of large scale structured form a layered shield as a means of self protection. If disturbed, anteater would furl its body like a ball. It can also wrap their tails, so that "scales" it can injure the skin intruder.

Anteater endangered due to habitat disturbed and becomes the object of wild animal trade.