Genus Manis

Fascinating Facts


Arboreal species find shelter in trees, while terrestrial species live in burrows. They are insectivores, feeding mainly on ants and termites with their extremely long tongue, which stretches out to be longer than their entire body.

Status in the Wild

Temminck's ground, Giant ground, Black-bellied and White-bellied pangolins – Vulnerable, IUCN 2014

Indian and Phillipine pangolins – Endangered, IUCN 2014

Sunda and Chinese pangolins – Critically Endangered, IUCN 2014


Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

Location in the Zoo

Mammals Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits