What is another word for Indian pangolin?
[ ˈɪndi͡ən pˈaŋɡəlˌɪn], [ ˈɪndiən pˈaŋɡəlˌɪn], [ ˈɪ_n_d_iə_n p_ˈa_ŋ_ɡ_ə_l_ˌɪ_n]
The Indian pangolin, also known as the scaly anteater, is a solitary mammal that mostly feeds on ants and termites. This unique animal is covered in thick scales made of keratin that offer protection against potential predators. There are several synonyms for the Indian pangolin, including the Indian scaly anteater, Indian Manis crassicaudata, and the thick-tailed pangolin. In different parts of India, it is also known as the Tikadi and Bajari. Over-hunting and habitat destruction have led to a decline in the population of Indian pangolins. Concerned authorities must take necessary actions to protect this threatened species from extinction.