Fine art illustration of a Chinese Pangolin. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Chinese Pangolin was completed on 1.26.10. This drawing was a lot of fun and I think it turned out pretty well. The 'armor' on the anteater really makes this drawing. I had thought that pangolins were only native to Africa, but turns out they have them in Asia too. The drawing is based on a photo by DotPolka.
The Chinese Pangolin is a scaly anteater native to the subtropical and deciduous forests of the Indian sub-continent and into southern China and other parts of southeast Asia. They are mostly solitary and nocturnal, choosing to sleep in their burrowing during the day and emerging after sunset. The behaviors and habits of these animals is still not very well known. In fact, a deceased specimen was kept in a glass jar and for many years remained unidentified. they are about 30 inches long and weigh about 12 pounds on average. When threatened, the pangolin will roll up into a ball. As with other anteaters the pangolin has a long sticky tongue which is used to eat ants and termites. Due to hunting an habitat loss Chinese Pangolins are considered endangered and are protected under international law.