Nurse At The Zoo Cares For An Incredibly Rare Baby Pangolin
A pangolin is a threatened animal that is found in both Africa and China. In both countries, people consume their meat. In China it is considered to be a delicacy. The scales that cover their body are made out of keratin, which is the same thing that makes up human nails. Their name comes from the Malay word, pengguling, which means something that rolls up. The pangolin walks on curled up paws because their front claws are so long. They survive by eating insects, which is why they have tongues that are extremely long, extending all the way into their abdominal cavity. Watch this video to see a baby pangolin up close and personal.