Thursday, 1 November 2012

Ground Pangolins and Convergent Evolution

On a recent safari I was fortunate to get my first ever sighting of a Ground Pangolin. This animal is quite fascinating.
1.     What is it?

Kakakuona (Swahili) is a mammal that belongs to its own Order called Pholidota. It is a monophyletic order which means there is only one family Manidae.

2.     What is it doing?