Friday, February 22, 2008

Giant Pangolin

The adult Giant Pangolin has been known to reach a size of 140 cm (55.1 inches) and weigh as much as 33 kg (73 lbs.). These scaly creatures walk with most of their weight is on their columnar rear legs as it curls the front paws, walking on the outside of the wrists rather than the palms to protect the claws. By using its tail for balance, the Giant Pangolin will often walk upright as a biped.

Newborns cannot walk on their legs, but can move on their stomach.

video here

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