Weird Animals – Top 10 Bizarre African Animals

#1 – Pangolin

Weird Animals in Africa

Pangolins can be found in woodlands and savannas of Southern, Central, and East Africa. They are covered in scales made from keratin. They use their acute sense of smell to hunt for termites and ants during the night. Like the aardvark, it uses its long tongue on which the termites stick to get to the ants and termites.

When they feel threatened they roll themselves into balls. The scales are extremely sharp and are able to cut their attackers. You may have never heard about the pangolin but it is the most trafficked animal in the world. Poachers hunt it for its meat and scales. In Asia, its meat is a delicacy and its scales according to Asians have medicinal properties.

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