A Temminck's Pangolin

A Temminck’s Pangolin
19th Century
Size : 63 cm long – 25 ins long
The curious armoured pangolin is similar in shape to the armadillo and anteater. They lack teeth, but have a very long powerful tongue which licks up the occupants of termite mounds and ants nests found both in trees and on the ground, that they rip open with their large claws. Found in eastern and southern Africa, Temminck's pangolin is similar to the Chinese pangolin and both were highly sought after as specimens of exotica by early Kunstkammer collectors.

A Temminck's Pangolin

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