Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What the...?!

The tree pangolin is new at the San Diego Zoo and although they don't have a set exhibit space, they come out and visit once in awhile for special events. And boy, can they draw a crowd. This animal was very interesting looking - looks like an anteater with scales with a long snaky tail, and it is a mammal! The zookeeper said that the scales feel like Lee Press-On Nails, not exactly warm and fuzzy. Read more about these creatures here.

6 Comments:

Blogger brattcat said...

Wow! Thanks for introducing us to an entirely new creature. Great shot.

Wed Jan 28, 11:18:00 AM PST  
Blogger Boise Diva said...

I've never seen one of those before. I was thinking anteater....

Wed Jan 28, 11:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger JM said...

These are amazing animals! I was given a different pangolin species when I was visiting Angola, but of course I let the cute guy run in the wild again :-)

Wed Jan 28, 03:47:00 PM PST  
Anonymous iri said...

nice picture

Thu Jan 29, 02:11:00 PM PST  
Blogger Irasema said...

nice picture

Thu Jan 29, 02:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger SP said...

Really good shot - there's serious intent in his little eyes!

Fri Jan 30, 02:12:00 AM PST  

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