Common Pangolin * Ietermagog * Smutsia Temminckii

Pangolins also have long, muscular tongues to reach and lap up ants and termites in cavities. Their tongues stretch so far, they are actually longer than their bodies. The tongue is attached in the lower cavity, near the pelvis and the last pair of ribs, and is able to retract and rest in the chest cavity. 
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It is one of four species of pangolins which can be found in Africa, and the only one in southern and eastern Africa. As a group, pangolins are among the most critically endangered and illegally trafficked animals in the world.

Pangolins are almost completely covered in overlapping, protective scales, which makes up about 20% of their body weight. When threatened, it usually rolls up into a ball, thus protecting its vulnerable belly. They weigh from 5 to 27 kg (10 to 60 pounds)

Ground pangolins walk on their hind legs, occasionally using their forelegs and their tail for balance. Their limbs are adapted for digging. 

Pangolins have no external ears, so have poor hearing, as well as poor vision, although they do have a strong sense of smell.

Pangolins are solitary animals and only interact for mating. They dig and live in deep burrows made of semispherical chambers. These burrows are large enough for humans to crawl into and stand up. They are nocturnal animals. They only feed on ants and termites.

The ground pangolin is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List.