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Dec 06, 2006

Pan-go-wha!?

Apparently, there is a NEW ANIMAL we never even heard of until sender-inner Amanda J. alerted us. The Chinese "Pangolin"! I mean, what the heck, People!? He's like a scaley hedgehog.

Puhpuhpuhpangolin Puhpuhpuhpangolin_2

Weeth a soft underbelly... nahm nahm nahm

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Somewhere between an anteater and an armadillo?

AlisonH
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:41 AM

Uhhh....

For me: not a cute qualifier. But definetly interesting!! :D

Tracibub
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:42 AM

Yeah, I'd call him armadilloid.
Pack-a-back pangolito.
Teh Feetz™.

Theo
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:44 AM

OOOOOOO...I want one.

Wisefool
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:45 AM

Get your Pangolin Tires -- before that first big snowfall!

karen in toronto
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:46 AM

I love Pangolins! I've never seen one in person, but every time I see a picture or on TV, I have to wish I could figure out how to cuddle them.

Kit
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:47 AM

They are also known as Scaley Anteaters and anything baby qualifies as cute :)

Lynn
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:48 AM

He looks like an armadillo with an ENORMOUS tail!

Arvay
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:50 AM

Awww! I do love the behbeh ones and the ehn eeeehn moment to the right is nice.
I wants one!

Otter
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:52 AM

I wanna squish the feet.

Arvay
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:53 AM

Woo! A real pangolin! Neat! Say it three times real fast:
pangolinpangolinpangolin

petmuseum
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 11:53 AM

Looky baby riding on mama's tail!

jaypo
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:05 PM

no wai!!!! is this pangolin for real? it totally looks like a wee scaly toy. with a temptingly squishy underbelly.

albatross
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:05 PM

One of my very favorite living creatures! Like a modern ankylosaurus.

Nicholas
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:06 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of an armadillo with an alligator tail latched on.

Is that mommy toting jr around?

Kar
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:06 PM

Wow. Those little things look like they were created specifically because they would make great models for plush stuffed animal toys! I mean, look at that photo on the right, it barely even looks real!

Rumi
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:07 PM

Awww. He loves his mommy!

thebookmistress
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:11 PM

I have heered of it. But I did not know it was so cute.

A thinker
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:11 PM

that is so god damn redonkulous.. it brings to mind a couple questions llike, where did that thing come from? and where can I GET ONE?? :D

Sprout
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:14 PM

Sprout, after I saw this post I immediately starting googling "pangolin," because I know my animal-lover 8-yr-old daughter will go BONKERS when she sees these photos. Sadly, they are VERY endangered because they are EATEN all over Asia due to their supposed healing properties. It sounds like it is WAAAAYYY illegal to have one in the U.S. :( SOOOOO cuuuuuutttee!

whitneysw
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:18 PM

Poke it in the belly (gently, of course), and it goes Squeek.

lauowolf
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:25 PM

It's a hedgehogadillo! A baby Godzilla! cuuuute!

m in athens
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:25 PM

I had never heard of or seen this animal until just now, and allow me to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for sharing it with me! Do you see it's feet??? I mean, of course you do, but really, look again. Sweet heavens!! Those ankles are so pudgy! I am betting that the belly is warm and soft. I want to poke it and tickle it!!!! Gahh! Anyway, I offer my sincerest thanks for enlightening me to this magnificent example of sweetness.

Julia
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:27 PM

hey, try saying

mandarinpangolinmandarinpangolin

really fast...

ScorpioSpirit
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:31 PM

Pagoda h*ll! I've never heard of a pangolin, but the scales of cuteness are definitely tilting its way!

Aubrey
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:33 PM

It looks like a sloth in chain-mail! I had never heard of a pangolin (fun to say and type) before either. Very cute!

Martha in Washington
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:34 PM

Also, how is that baby actually attached to its mother? Are there suction cups on the babeh's belly? Cause its legs are all straight out and like "ehn"!
This reminds me of the kid's book "Katy No Pocket" about a kangaroo who doesn't have a pouch and so she can't carry her baby and all these different animals make suggestions. The alligator tells her to carry it on her back but the baby doesn't have long enough arms to hold on. The illustrations are really cute.

Martha in Washington
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:39 PM

"sloth in chain-mail" -- LOL!

Theo
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:41 PM

Baby anything is cute, but seriously, what the...?! I have never seen nor have I heard of such an animal.

CO - edjimicating peeps worldwide.

NebraskaErin
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 12:42 PM

It reminds me of The Winslow:

http://www.thugdome.com/slagblah_winslow.htm

dragonrose
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:10 PM

The only thing cute about this picture is the baby armadillo on the mothers tale.

Benita
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:10 PM

I'd rather wrangle a pangolin
Than mangle a mandolin.
(Anything to stop a quack,
From making a mangolin aphrodesiac)

pyrit
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:18 PM

Baby says: "IM ON UR BACKZ, GETTING A FREE RIDEZ!"

sara
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:31 PM

There are no armadillos here. It's a pangolin. Learn it, already.

Anna
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:34 PM

It's super cute! It's like an crododile, but with the scary teeth replaced with an adorable face!

I want one! Can these be house-trained?

Tory
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:42 PM

id call them so ugly they are cute. but reallu wierd.
like an amabilo with scales instead of a full shell. sheesh who crassed a fish and a armadilo someone playing god !?
"god shmod i want my monkey man !"

Aries-
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:50 PM

WOW. What an amazing and beautiful creature. And who could resist that soft pink underbelly?? Until the lil rascal starts rolling in dung to keep off the parasites, anyway... I guess they do that.

artschild
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:50 PM

oh. dear. god.

that may actually be the cutest thing i have ever seen in my life.

*head explodes*

CB
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 01:58 PM

I would be prepared to protect a baby pangolin from being eaten by hiding it about my person. I would also be prepared to hide turtles, lemurs and tree frogs, but I'm quite short, so they would probably get in each other's way and have fights.

Failing that, I will donate to charity to pay other persons to hide rare animals about their... um... persons.

Kate
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 02:01 PM

finally, a pangolin on cuteoverload! sweetie pops.

fawn lust
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 02:03 PM

It looks like what I'd expect Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog turned into in Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories...

Skwid
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 02:09 PM

EEEEEEE! Not real!!
Still, I am prepared to snorgle the belly of this hallucinogenic critter.

Redzilla
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 02:11 PM

The baby in the first picture looks like he's about to go sliding down his own tail!

Elizabeth
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 02:19 PM

Fun facts of the day: Pangolins are not actually related to either anteaters or armadillos, but are instead classes in an order all their own, order Philodota. There are seven species, and they live in Africa and southern Asia. They eat ants and termites (hence the spiny anteater common name) and don't have any teeth.

*the more you know*

chimera17
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 02:36 PM

*classed. I curse the lack of an edit post feature.

chimera17
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 02:37 PM

Pangolins - what happens when you attempt to cross breed madgers and pine-cones.

Pangolins are amazing creatures. See if you can find video of one climbing a tree. Amazing.

Nik
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 02:52 PM

Wow; very cool. I had never heard of a pangolin either. Uber-cute underbelly btw.

Piggalette
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 03:50 PM

I love odd animals! In the photo on the right, don't they look like they're wearing costumes that stop above their faces?

Brak_Silverbone
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 03:54 PM

RedZ -- wow, that pic's even better. They're like ambulatory artichokes.

Theo
 |  Dec 06, 2006 at 03:56 PM

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