Watch: This adorable pangolin has a good time digging dirt!

Watch: This adorable pangolin has a good time digging dirt!

The scaly, armor-clad mammals found only in Asia and Africa, are facing extinction due to poaching.

World Pangolin Day: These scaly anteaters face extinction in India

World Pangolin Day: These scaly anteaters face extinction in India

Of the eight species of Pangolin found worldwide (four each in Asia and Africa), two are known from India - Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata and Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla.

Tooth loss in birds occurred 116 million years ago

Tooth loss in birds occurred 116 million years ago

Using the degraded remnants of tooth genes in birds to determine when birds lost their teeth, researchers have found that teeth were lost in the common ancestor of all living birds more than 116 million years ago.

Protected pangolins seized from Philippine boat

Philippine authorities have seized 23 protected scaly anteaters found hidden in a cargo boat, in the second case of suspected trafficking of the species in a month, officials said.

Endangered pangolins found on Chinese poacher boat

A protected species, pangolins are widely hunted in parts of Asia for their meat, skin and scales.