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