Besides their uniqueness, they are characteristically shy, solitary and primarily nocturnal.
A few other interesting facts about pangolins are:
1.) Pangolins roll up into an endearing, impregnable ball when threatened, protecting its feet, soft belly and interesting face. They also protect their young by curling up around them.
2.) They are the world’s only truly scaly mammals. Covered in hundreds of individual scales comprised of keratin – similar to our hair or fingernails which continues to grow throughout their lives.
3.) The pangolin has a strong and sticky tongue in place of teeth. It uses this tough to catch its food which is longer than its head and body when extended.
4.) Pangolins are capable swimmers. Some pangolin species like the African ground pangolin are completely terrestrial, while others like the African tree pangolin are very good climbers, and use their claws and tail to get the bark to get up trees
5.) Mother pangolins keep their young down in burrows. They only start to be mobile when they old enough to ride on their mom tails.
6.) Their diets consist mainly of insects like ants and termites.
7.) Adult pangolins are very solitary animals, almost like hermits. They prefer living a solitary life rather than in pairsor families.