Tagged With pangolins

Anteaters are very good animals. They somehow pull off the whole "slurp up ants with their sticky, noodly, bendy straw tongues" so confidently you forget how weird that is. And scientists agree that, yes, anteater tongues are weird. But they're also understudied.

The pangolin is the only known mammal with scales. Pangolins are beautiful, precious little creatures, often likened to an artichoke with legs. According to NPR, they're also the world's most trafficked mammals. Luckily for these little cuties, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, has officially banned commercial trading of pangolins.