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The pangolin, commonly found across south-east Asia, is the only creature in the world entirely covered in scales. Its tail, which can grow to over 50cm, has 30 scales on it alone. The creature is classed as endangered as experts say people simply 'aren't aware of these animals'. (Sunda pangolin_Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Programme)

Six of the world's ugliest endangered animals

November 20, 2012

While the whole world is aware of the plight of photogenic pandas and lions, there are dozens of species which aren't quite as easy on the eye but equally at risk.
The Zoological Society of London have released details of animals with 'unique evolutionary history' as part of their EDGE of Existence campaign, highlighting the conversation efforts taking place to save these truly special creatures.