February 13, 2017
Valentine's Day 2017 (Day 3)
Pangolins are the world’s only scaly mammal. The eight species of pangolin that roam the wilds of Asia and Africa are strong swimmers who rely on their long tongues and heightened sense of smell to find nourishment.
Sadly however, pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world, and all 8 species face a significant threat from poachers and smugglers. Check out the World Wildlife Fund to learn more about the the pangolin’s plight and to support WWF’s efforts to save the pangolin and other endangered species.
Today's featured species: Chinese pangolin
Native to: Southern China, Taiwan, northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar
Day 3: China
Searching for the rhythms of love, Pangolin rolls onward to China, where our scaly friend encounters its brethren engaged in a curious ritual.
The traveling mammal becomes hypnotized by the smooth moves of the Chinese pangolins’ love dance.
Suddenly: an idea! Wouldn’t this be a jazzy way to win its mate’s affection?
“If only I had enough ribbons to make it happen!”. Then Pangolin notices something floating in the distance -- a length of ribbon, hanging from a lantern...then more, scattered along the path! Pangolin rolls ahead, snagging as many ribbons as it can carry.