Pangolin Armour

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Although Pangolins have strong claws, they don’t have any teeth and they aren’t very fast, which leaves them potentially vulnerable to predators. That’s why Pangolins use their outer shell as protection.

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Pangolins have strong, spiky scales that form armour around their bodies. If they sense any danger, they roll up into a ball that is nearly impossible to unroll by force.

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A pangolin defending itself against lions. Photo Credit: Sandip Kumar

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