View Full Version : What do people think of pangolin (the mammal)?
April 29th, 2012, 07:25 AM
I've seen people shouting "cute" at anteaters, so I believe it applies to pangolins, since they are a type of anteaters, too.
Someone may mention "cartoonish" as well.
April 29th, 2012, 07:30 AM
Having seen it only in pictures, it looks kinda cute and cool.., especially if it rolls into a ball. :)
April 29th, 2012, 07:31 AM
Not nearly as beautiful as an ocelot, and a lot more clumsy. Maybe precise.
The pangolin wallpaper is playful, comical. Maybe we need a little play.
But still I wonder: Why a pangolin rather than a porpoise or a panda?
Quetzals are gorgeous.
April 29th, 2012, 08:52 AM
It's one of my favorites for its weirdness - anything I didn't know about as a kid that seems like something you'd tell kids about to get them interested in ecology is a permanent fave. I like that it independently developed armor on a like totally distal branch of the (placental mammal) tree from the armadillo, and it looks funny and bouncy and rounded in all the same ways its name is. It wouldn't be cute if not for the eyes and snout, but damn, those bulgy little eyes would be cute on anydamnthing.
Really, anything that looks like it was designed as a puppet for an '80s sci-fi pet, it's hard not to appreciate.
April 29th, 2012, 10:40 AM
About all I think of them is SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
April 30th, 2012, 01:43 AM
Most people love baby animals....
I just found the wallpaper!!!
April 30th, 2012, 01:48 AM
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April 30th, 2012, 02:12 AM
Pangolins are completely outside my experience, so I don't really think anything about them. We have armadillos, though. I hate armadillos.
April 30th, 2012, 02:25 AM
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Ha ha ha, losing lions!
April 30th, 2012, 02:26 AM
I preferred Lynxes. ;)
April 30th, 2012, 02:31 AM
They stink. Theyre going extinct in Asia because the Chinese like to eat them. They think pangolins have some sort of healing power or something. I was once up on the Mekong river in northern Laos, in a tiny smuggling town on the border with Myanmar and one morning two huge boats filled with pangolins, each individually bagged, came ashore, the pangolins were put in a truck and presumably taken up to China. Ive never smelt anything so horrible.
April 30th, 2012, 02:35 AM
They stink. Ive never smelt anything so horrible.
Like chicken or whatever that apparently was just bought I saw that apparently fell out of a vehicle on to the dirt road one day! It apparently was in a bag! :-&
April 30th, 2012, 03:37 AM
The video looks interesting!
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