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|Cost||550.000 / 550.000|
|Every||1 day, 3 hours|
|Breeding / Animal|
|in||1 day, 16 hours|
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The Sunda Pangolin is a part of the Galapagos Expedition themed collection.
The Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica), also known as the Malayan or Javan pangolin, is a species of pangolin found in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Lesser Sunda Islands), the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and Malaysia and Singapore. These pangolins are found in Southeast Asia’s forested habitats (primarily, secondary, scrub forest) and plantations (rubber, palm oil). Mostly, they spend time within trees, resting or searching food.
The skin of its feet is granular, although there are pads on its front feet. Its tail has 30 scales.
In the past, this species has included the closely related Palawan pangolin (Manis culionensis) as both are in the subgenus Paramanis. It is closely related to the Chinese pangolin, although the Malayan species is larger, lighter in colour and has shorter foreclaws.
The Sunda pangolin's main predators are the tiger and the clouded leopard.
It has thick and powerful claws to dig into the soils in search of ant nests or to tear into termite mounds. The nose is fleshy and possess a strong sense of smell. It has no teeth. Instead, its long, sticky tongue helps it collect ants and termites. Its body is covered by rows of scales and fibrous hair. Head-body length of pangolin is up to 65 cm, tail length is up to 56 cm and its weight is up to 10 kg. Males are larger than females.
Pangolins give birth annually to one or two offspring. They breed in the autumn, and females give birth in the winter burrow. Parental care will be given for about three months. Pangolins are sometimes found in pairs, but normally are solitary, noctural and behave timidly. They protect their soft underparts by rolling into balls when they feel threatened. They are strong diggers and will make burrows lined with vegetation for insulation near termite mounds and ant nests.
Pangolins are hunted for their skins, scales and meat. Their parts are used for medicinal purposes. Scales are made into rings as charms against rheumatic fever, and meat is eaten by indigenous peoples. Skins are also used to make shoes. One of the main importers of pangolin skins from 1980–1985 was the United States of America.
Animation: Rolls up in ball and rolls around