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Latin name

 

Manis temminckii

Family

 

Smaller mammals

Size

 

Length 70-100 cm

Weight

 

5 - 15 kg

Colour

 

A covering of light brown scales gives this creature an armadillolike appearance. Underparts and sides of face are without scales, the skin dark grey to black.

Appearance

 

Unlike any other animal.

Habitat

 

Bush country, rocky hills or open flood plains where there is light, sandy soil and a adequate source of the staple food: principally ants, but also termites.