The Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) lives in colder, higher elevations than most pangolins and appears to be the only pangolin species that “hibernates” (although not considered a true hibernation, it’s actually more of an “overwintering”)!
Pangolins – scaly, toothless anteaters that resemble a giant walking artichoke – are being rampantly slaughtered in Southeast Asia to meet the demands of the illegal trade in pangolin flesh, scales, and fetuses.
Want to learn more about these gentle creatures? Check out this list of eleven cool facts about pangolins. Enjoy!