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Giant Pangolin

Giant Pangolin Range Map (Africa)
Giant Pangolin Range Map (Africa)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Manis gigantea
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
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Life Expectancy

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Main Characteristics

Giant Pangolins are the largest species of pangolin.


Giant Pangolins can be found in Africa and their largest populations are in Uganda, Tanzania and western Kenya. They prefer savanna, rainforests and forested areas and they inhabit areas that have a large termite population and available water.


Giant Pangolins mainly feed on ants and termites.




There are no subspecies of the Giant Pangolin.

Interesting Facts

As pangolins have no teeth, their stomach is specially designed to grind up their food, with the aid of the sand and small stones that they consume.

Similar Animals

Long-Tailed Pangolin
Indian Pangolin
Chinese Pangolin
Ground Pangolin
Tree Pangolin
Philippine Pangolin
Sunda Pangolin


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