Peculiar little animals covered in protective scales, Sunda pangolins have long snouts and sticky tongues much like anteaters. These nocturnal, forest-dwelling mammals also have powerful claws for tearing open termite nests. Thanks to their voracious appetites for insects, they’re a critical part of maintaining the balance of their surrounding ecosystem. When threatened, they curl up in a ball like an armadillo, which protects them from predators. Unfortunately, this immobility makes it easier to be captured by humans.