Original: Pangolin (Haka)
- Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal – they are targeted for their meat and scales which is used in traditional medicine.
- When it is threatened, a pangolin will curl itself into a tight ball that is impenetrable to predators.
- Baby pangolins travel around with their mother by riding on the base of her tail.
- Pangolins don’t have teeth, instead they have long sticky tongues that they use to eat ants and termites out of their mounds.
- A pangolins tongue can be up to 40 cm long when fully extended – this is the longest tongue to body ration of all mammals.
- Pangolins are the only mammals that are covered in scales
- Pangolin scales are made of keratin, like our fingernails, and make up 20% to 30% of their body weight.
- Individually named by the lady who knitted it
- Tagged with the name and photo (unless they are still in prison) of the knitter
- CE tested
- Hand knitted with a mix of acrylic and cotton yarns
- Stuffed with a polyester toy stuffing
- Wash by gentle sponge cleaning