Pangolins are elusive, and some might even say mythical, creatures.
So much so that many people don’t even know what pangolins are, and those fortunate enough to see one in the wild deem themselves very lucky indeed! Despite their bizarre appearance and being covered in scales, pangolins are indeed mammals. Furthermore, it might come as a surprise that their closest living relatives are the carnivores and not armadillos, as many people assume.
When I first saw this, I thought it was a weird pinecone! Having never heard of them before, I had to google them and found this link.