Make and send a pop-up pangolin card. The cute pangolin mom playing with her pangopup appears when you open the card.
For a pdf template and instructions, click on this image:
Use your card to help raise awareness of pangolins! Send it to a friend who might not know that pangolins even exist. Add some pangolin facts to the front and back of the card.
Pangolins are mammals with large overlapping scales covering their bodies.
The scales are made of keratin, just like our fingernails.
20% of a pangolin’s weight is comprised of scales.
As a defense against predators, they roll up into a ball. Even lions and tigers can’t prise them open.
A pangolin’s tongue is longer than it’s body. The tongue is sticky and they use them to catch ants and termites.
A pangolin can eat 70 million ants per year.
There are eight species of pangolin: four in Asia and four in Africa.
Sadly, a pangolin is snatched from the wild every five minutes! They are the most most illegally traded wild mammals on the planet. They are poached for their meat, which is eaten as a luxury dish in parts of their range, and their scales which are used in Traditional Asian Medicine.
Pangolins are the only mammals in the world with scales. The scales are made of keratin, the same material that finger nails and rhino horn are made from. The number of scales depends on the species – Sunda pangolins have been estimated to have about 900 to over 1000 scales.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to colour them all in individually…. unless you want to!
Click on the image for a downloadable pdf and enjoy your colouring!
Pipisin the Pangolin loves Christmas! Last year he made pangolin baubles to hang on your Christmas tree, this year he has his very own pop-up Christmas card.
To make your own pop-up pangolin card – click on the picture and download the pdf template. Print it out, colour it in, cut along the solid lines of the pangolin and the plants, and fold the dashed lines. Fold in half and place inside a second piece of paper or card.
Click on this picture for the template without any words:
There are eight species of pangolin in the world: four in Asia and four in Africa.
long-tailed or black-bellied
tree or white-bellied
cape or Temminck’s ground
Pangolins feed on ants and termites. They can eat 70 million ants a year, collecting them up with their very long sticky tongues. They don’t have any teeth but, once inside the stomach, the ants and ground up with stones.
Click on the picture below to open a printable pdf: