Manis javinicus the Malayan pangolin is an endangered species.
Humans are the main threat to the pangolin by hunting them for meat and body parts and destroying their natural habitat.
Learn definitions for the name Manis javanica and the reasons for it being given this name.
Discover the areas where Manis javanica can be found and the types of habitat it typically lives in.
Find out the average size and weight measurements for Manis javanica.
Read about the behaviour of pangolins, which includes digging burrows, climbing trees, rolling into a ball when threatened and bathing in ants.
Learn about the conservation status of Manis javanica.
Find references for Manis javanica.
The pangolin is classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. © Bjorn Olesen/IUCN
A Malayan pangolin specimen held in the Mammal collection at the Museum.
Manis javanica scales are formed of hairs cemented together.