With my scales and unique look, I am sometimes likened to a crocodile. However, I am a mammal like cats, dolphins and humans!
But back to my scales: made of horn, they overlap like roof tiles. When I feel threatened, I can roll into a ball and be protected within this carapace.
I can be found in China, Taiwan and India but I also have an African cousin.
With my tongue, longer than my whole body, I feed on termites and ants, and can eat more than 80 in one minute !
My scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine, which prompts some people to poach me and push my species towards extinction.
MY SCIENTIFIC NAME
WHERE DO I LIVE?
subtropical and deciduous forests.
App. 2,5 kg
MY LIFE SPAN
Up to 20 years
Only one baby per litter
WHAT DO I EAT?
Ants, termites and larvae
MY CONSERVATION STATUS
Coq en Pâte is a French clothing and accessories brand for babies and kids which places ethics in the heart of all creative processes. Coq en Pâte is a great concept store to find eco-friendly and original gift ideas!
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Coq en Pâte finances programs aimed at educating and engaging children in wildlife conservation.
Our textile pieces are made of organic cotton in India in workshops whose manufacturing processes are certified, the stationery and outdoor games are made in France, in Brittany itself, from eco-materials or recycled materials.