scaly anteater

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toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

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Phyto-associations of Scaly ant-eater: Most of the living or permanent burrows of Scaly anteater were found under Lantana camara at site-I and -III, whereas at site- IV, many of its burrows were found excavated under the Punica granitum.
During closer inspection days later, Coast Guard officers discovered 400 boxes, each containing 25-30 kilograms (55-66 pounds) of frozen pangolins, or scaly anteaters, with their scales already removed.
Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are nocturnal, ant- and termite-eating mammals whose bodies are covered with overlapping scales made of keratin, the same protein that forms human hair and finger nails, and rhino horn.
Pangolins -- scaly anteaters -- are the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world.
His message was recorded to launch an online tournament of a new Angry Birds game which features animated Pangolins - an endangered species of scaly anteaters.
For its part, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) praised the recent conviction of the 12 Chinese poachers, but added that the offenders should still stand trial for carrying the carcasses of 2,870 pangolins or scaly anteaters found in the Min Long Yu's cargo hold.
Twelve Chinese fishermen were also arrested in April after their boat, which ran aground on a protected reef, was found to be carrying hundreds of dead pangolins, or scaly anteaters, another protected species.
Summary: Manila: The Philippine coast guard said Monday it had found hundreds of frozen scaly anteaters, .
Their imports included monkeys, giant scaly anteaters, snake and lizard skins, tiger and leopard meat.
Scaly anteaters are the only other animals known to have tongue tubes in their chests.