Happy World Pangolin Day! The Formosan Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla pentadactyla) is the most unusual species among Taiwanese mammals! They got large scales just like reptiles, they don't bite and without teeth, a pair of large claws... the features you can't find from other mammals in Taiwan! How special they are! Compare to the past few decades, nowadays it's a rare event that people killed a pangolin as a traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan. We hope we can keep on meeting with the extraordinary and gentle creatures in the field unexpectedly!
世界穿山甲日快樂！台灣鯪鯉 (台灣穿山甲，Manis pentadactyla pentadactyla) 是所有台灣原生哺乳動物中最奇妙的了！披著一身和爬蟲類鱗片極為相似的鱗甲，沒有牙齒也不咬人，一對巨大的腳爪... 都是其它的哺乳動物所沒有的特徵，非常奇妙！相比早期，將穿山甲獵捕用作中藥材的狀況已經改善許多，希望這個奇特且溫馴的物種可以和我們繼續在野外不期而遇囉！
- Apr 13 Sat 2013 23:23