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First Boars were back in action and now another rare sightdo you know the name of this animal???
Let’s see how far you can guess …!

Details laters on !

13 Comments so far

  1. SELF (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 6:36 am

    Did you dream it and decided to wake up and do a 6am post?

    An ant-eater of desi kind?

  2. SELF (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 6:40 am

    OK, no it is a pangolin. Should have checked picture file name first…silly me.

  3. SELF (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 6:44 am


  4. SELF (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 7:17 am

    “First Boars were back in action”

    What action? The poor thing came under some vehicle. I’ll avoid that sort of action. :)

  5. 1967 (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    Looks like A for [pine]Apple has a new pet…:P

  6. ABRARISM... (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 10:03 pm

    its…aaa..its..its a… its a creature with 4 legs type thing, 2 eyes, one chota face and one lambee tail, with scales over its body!

    some one is calling it pangolin, some calling it desi ant eater…

    what exactly it is….yeh main aap ko bataon ga, aik choti c break k baad…

  7. Phil (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm


  8. MU (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    Picture name pangolin-in-islamabad-thumb supports it being Pangolin unless “A for [pine]Apple” deliberately changed the name to mislead. Pangolin is a kind of Ant-eater so that settles that.

    I do remember however David Schwimmer’s Armadillo suite in Friends episode which looked uncannily like the creature in the image.

    So what is it O’ A for [pine]Apple?…Pangolin or Armadillo? Enlighten us.

  9. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 1:31 am

    SELF: Eeeh I thought no one would be wise enough to see the image’s name :P
    1967: Nooops not yet
    Abrarism ..: Never mind I’m telling
    Phil: Read on
    MU: You tooo read on..

    It’s a PANGOLIN … that I remember from my Biology days *sigh sigh* – I instantly fell in love with this animal when I first saw it stuffed up in our lab … it’s also commonly known as Ant-Eater.

    Pangolin is a Malay word pengguling derivative that means “something that rolls up”. The size varies ranging from 30 to 100 cm. The tongue is extremely elongated and extends into the abdominal cavity. And yes this animal has no teeth (poor him) and hence the no ability to chew (now I know why it’s called ANT EATER). It tears open anthills or termite mounds with its powerful front claws and probes deep into them with its tongue. The enormous salivary glands in their chests are used to lubricate the tongue with sticky ant-catching saliva.

    In Africa it’s a bush meat and in china its used / slaughtered for medicinal purposes – Result: endangered.

  10. SELF (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 4:34 am

    “SELF: Eeeh I thought no one would be wise enough to see the image’s name :P”

    Thanks for your reflection on IQ level of your readers. :P

    “I instantly fell in love with this animal…

    Result: endangered.”

    Just as well….if we have to compete with it for your affections. :)

  11. Nausherwan Ahmed (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

    Thats an Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata). I am really curious to know where was this picture taken? This animal is becoming increasingly rare in Pakistan. Whoever took this picture please contact me on nausherwan@wildlifeofpakistan.com. Also, please visit my website on Pakistani wildlife.



    Nausherwan Ahmed

  12. ABRARISM... (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:33 am

    i believe that was taken from the zoo????????

  13. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 2:19 am

    SELF: dont think so much … and No that was just a bad joke – no reflection on reader’s IQs …!

    Nausherwan Ahmed: This very picture was published in dawn in late january taken on Islamabad Highway … if that helps you a lil’ bit …!

    Abrarism: Highway and then newspaper …!

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