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Why Because pangolins look cute. Because "pangolin" sounds cute. Because I've never seen one but would very much like to. Because -li is diminutive in Swiss German, so a pangolin-li is an extra cute baby pangolin. Because I wanted a very special domain for my personal webpage...

However, my website is not (yet) about pangolins, but more about travelling, gardening, cats, cooking and other stuff I like. The Day to Day section features thoughts, ideas, facts and other very important and unimportant things happening here or elsewhere. Furthermore, hosts my picture galleries.

As the website has grown too big to be managed manually, it is currently being refurbished. I apologise for any inconvenience this mix of old and new may cause.

Feel free to contact me if you like or dislike my pages. Please note that all content on is subject to copyright; contact me if you wish to use content elsewhere. The pangolin picture above is by Daryl & Sharna Balfour, wildlife photographers and experts for images, prints and customized safaris in Africa (


Last update:  21:45 13/06 2009
The Pangolin

Also called scaly anteater. A
mammal with short legs
covered in brownish red over-
lapping scales making it look
like a pinecone on legs. Only
the underside lacks scales. It
has a long scaled tail and 5
long curved claws on each
foot. In case of danger, it rolls
up like a ball, only exposing
hard scales. Its head is small
and pointed with very small
eyes, and it has a long sticky
tongue for catching his diet of
ants and termites, tracked
down at night by smell. The
pangolin is at homein Asia's
and Africa's forests and savan-
nahs. Young pangolins are
taxied around on the tail of
their mother. Back in Eocene,
pangolins also inhabited Europe.
Now, several of the 8 species
are endangered...

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