Sunda Pangolin curled up on the floor.
Sunda Pangolin with an offspring resting on the tail.
An unfortunate Sunda Pangolin in a cage.


They are found in a variety of habitats including tropical and flooded forests, thick bush, cleared and cultivated areas, and savannah grassland.


They prefer to consume ants and termites, both in the ground and in trees. They can consume up to 20,000 of them each day!


They are critically endangered, being the most trafficked animal in the world. Their population is unknown.


SCIENTIFIC NAME: Manis javanica

TYPE: Mammals

DIET: Insectivore

LENGTH: 30.5 - 99 cm

WEIGHT: 11 - 15 pounds

BEHAVIOUR: Solitary and nocturnal

LIFESPAN: 20 years

LITTER SIZE: 1 pangopup

COLOUR: Light yellowish to dark brown


Main mode is via scent markings

Visual communication

Tactile communication between mother and offspring


Provide the earth with all-natural pest control and are fantastic tenders of soil

By constructing burrows and digging in order to reach ants and termites, they aid in soil aeration

Natural Predators


Clouded Leopards



They possess the ability to curl into a ball when they feel threatened or are attacked

Tough scales that cover their body protect them from predators

Brown color helps them blend in with the various environments in which they live

Usually walk only on their rear legs, holding their front legs slightly above the ground and dragging their tail behind them to help with stability and balance

Flexible spines and long hind limbs allow them to jump up to 33 feet

Have small eyes with tough eyelids that protect them from the bites of insects they consume

World Pangolin Day

19th February

Flip To Know My Threats. 👇
The illegal trade of the scales and skin of the Sunda Pangolin.


1. They are hunted for their meat as it is assumed to be luxury icon and supposedly has a high protein content.

2. Their scales are harvested to be used as an ingredient in traditional medicine, and to treat diseases.

3. Extensive use of pesticides and insecticides reduces the Sunda Pangolin's food supply.

4. They are also caught in traps meant for other organisms, inflicting severe injuries.

5. They are the most illegally traded animal.


I Live Here... ⬇

I Live Here... ⬇