pangolin-e28093-toothless-mammalAny of several species of toothless insectivorous mammals, covered with horny overlapping plates, that live in Asia and Africa.

It has short, powerful forelegs with which it climbs trees and tears open the nests of tree ants, on which it feeds. Length: to 175cm (70in). Family Manidae; genus Manis. — www.encyclopedia.com