Sunda Pangolin Skull Replica
The Sunda Pangolin is native to the Indomalayan region of Southeast Asia. Pangolins are unique mammals covered in tough keratin scales and have an extremely long tongue used for feeding on ants and termites.
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Sunda Pangolin Skull Replica measures 3.2 inches. Sunda Pangolin Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Sunda pangolin or Manis javanica, also known as the Malayan or Javan pangolin. They are found throughout Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and the islands of Borneo, Java, Sumatra and the Lesser Sunda Islands.
It prefers forested habitats (primary, secondary, and scrub forest) and plantations (rubber, palm oil). A large part of its life is spent in trees.
The skin of the Manis javanica feet is granular, although pads are found on its front feet. It has thick and powerful claws to dig into the soils in search of ant nests or to tear into termite mounds.
The Sunda pangolin or Manis javanica has poor eyesight, but a highly developed sense of smell. Lacking teeth, its long, sticky tongue serves to collect ants and termites. Manis javanica body is covered by rows of scales and fibrous hair.
The head-body length of can measure 40 to 65 cm, tail length is 35 to 56 cm, and its weight is up to 10 kg. Males are larger than females.
The Sunda pangolin or Manis javanica give birth annually to one or two offspring. They breed in the autumn, and females give birth in the winter burrow.
The Sunda pangolin or Manis javanica as a genus are among the most heavily poached and exploited protected animals. Like other pangolin species, the Sunda pangolin is hunted for its skin, scales, and meat, used in clothing manufacture and traditional medicine.
Scales are made into rings as charms against rheumatic fever, and meat is eaten by indigenous peoples.
Despite enjoying protected status almost everywhere in its range, illegal international trade, largely driven by Chinese buyers, has led to rapidly decreasing population numbers. The Sunda pangolin is currently considered to be critically endangered.
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