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5 rare animal species from the African Kingdom you may not know about

July 10, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Nii Ashaley Asé Ashiley

Nii Ashaley Asé Ashiley | Contributor

July 10, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin is a mammal that is believed by most people to be a reptile partly because of its scaly body and partly for its insect-rich diet. Mother Pangolins carry their young on their back and the Pangolin family have earned the reputation of coiling their bodies into balls when threatened. They are listed as the most trafficked animal species of the African animal kingdom with an estimated 116, 990,233,980 killed based on reports between 2011 and 2013. Their flesh is a delicacy for some Asian regions and their scales are a sought-after ingredient in traditional Asian medicine.

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