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Explore our wide variety of animal facts and learn some fun trivia about our friends in the animal kingdom.

Interesting Information about PangolinsFun Pangolin Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun pangolin facts for kids. Learn what they look like, what they eat, when they are active and much more. Read on for all kinds of interesting information about pangolins!


  • Pangolins are unique mammals recognizable by the large scales that cover their bodies, almost like a pine cone!
  • Their scales are made from a protein called keratin, the same material that makes your fingernails.
  • Most pangolins are active at night and sleep during the day (nocturnal).
  • Pangolins are sometimes called scaly anteaters.
  • They eat mostly termites and ants, using their long tongues to scoop them up.
  • Pangolins have no teeth.
  • They use their sharp claws to get food from trees and in the ground.
  • Loss of habitat and hunting make pangolins a threatened species.
  • Pangolins curl into a ball when sleeping or defending themselves.
  • Pangolins are illegally gathered, sold, and transported (trafficked) more than any other mammal in the world.

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