Specification:
  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 18 L x 5.2 W x 6.5 H
  • Size in inches: 7.09 L x 2.05 W x 2.56 H
  • Scale: 1:3
  • UPC: 095866003128
Product Deatils:

The curious Pangolins are the only mammals which feature armor-like scales made of keratin covering their body. They eat mostly insects and, when faced with danger, will curl into a ball to protect their sensitive underbelly. There are eight species of Pangolins found in Africa and Asia.

  • Scientific Name: Order Pholidota, Family Manidae
  • Characteristics: With their long noses, long tails and sharp claws, Pangolins resemble Anteaters wearing a suit of armor. This inquisitive Pangolin figure is crouching on its hind legs and is full of scientically accurate details, particularly in its iconic overlapping scales.
  • Size and Color: This figure measures just about 7 inches long and just under 3 inches tall, about the size of a standard pair of scissors. Its scales are dark brown and its exposed head and underbelly is a lighter tan color, with a dark brown wash to bring out additional details.
  • The Pangolin is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History:

Pangolins share many features with other mammals. Their longsnouts contain long tongues for snatching insects, as well as sharpclaws for digging, just like an anteater. Their armor makes themappear similar to armadillos, and they can spray a stinky chemicalwhen threatened, like a skunk. They were originally classified inthe order Xenarthra, due to their similarity to sloths, anteatersand armadillos, but recent genetic studies have linked them closerto the order Carnivora, which includes cats, dogs, hyenas, bears,and seals.

Each of the eight species of Pangolin are listed as threatenedin some way by the International Union for the Conservation ofNature. Some are listed as "Vulnerable" while others are considered"Critically Endangered". The largest and most well-known species,the Giant Pangolin (Smutsia gigantean) is found in Africa and facesserious threats to its population due to habitat loss. They arealso hunted for their scales, which some falsely believe to havemedicinal properties.

$15.90 SGD