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Pangolin ( Mojo- Wildlife)

Started by OkapiBoy, October 19, 2014, 12:52:24 AM

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OkapiBoy

Another exciting figure from Mojo's 2014 lineup. I have to say, this pangolin version is by far my favorite figure of this species. Pangolins are odd creatures that don't have much representation lout there in the toy figure world, so this is a welcome addition.
pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, can be found naturally from tropical region in Africa and Asia. Their adaptation to evade predators is to cover their body in heavy armor, unique in the mammal world. These are large, overlapping scales made out of keratin, the same material that nails are made out of. The scales at birth are soft, but hardens as the animal matures. Sadly, although effective in protecting the animals from natural predators ( even lions), the pangolins scaly exterior is no match to the threats from humans. All over their range, pangolins are hunted by human in an alarming rate. Most of these unfortunate animals end up in the bush mean trade, and their scales in asiatic medicine. Just like t he rhino, there is no scientific proof that the pangolin scales has medicinal value.
Hopefully, protection for these unique and fascinating animals will come soon before they, too, will end up in the endangered list, or worst, go extinct.
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postsaurischian

Beautiful "walking pine cone" :)!
I'll get me one as well.

brontodocus

Looks like one must have figure. Excellent! :)

Ana

I think probably my favourite Mojo figure. Not only very nicely sculpted but also decently painted. And what a wonderful species. I hope to get it for my collection too :D

Jetoar

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widukind

Nice pangolin,  i found my figurine in a bulgarian toyshop :)

Advicot

This little guy will be with me for Xmas. It's a truly lovely model.  :)
Don't I take long uploading photos!