Weight: 4-6.6 lbs.
Length: 11.8-15.7 inches
Tail length: 23.6-27.6 inches
BIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR
Lifespan: 13 years in captivity
Gestation: 140 days
Diet: Ants, termites, other insects
Their scales are made from keratin, the same protein that makes up our hair and nails.
They roll up into a ball when threatened to protect their undersides.
Pangolins have no teeth, they grind food in a muscular gizzard.
They are great climbers and use their claws and tail to grip and scale trees.
Black-bellied pangolins have a total of 75 vertebrae, 47 making up the tail.