Smutsia temminckii

Other names: Temminck’s ground pangolin, Cape pangolin

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

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Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Warren Pearson | www.warrendpearson.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Warren Pearson | www.warrendpearson.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Warren Pearson | www.warrendpearson.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Warren Pearson | www.warrendpearson.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Warren Pearson | www.warrendpearson.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Guy Colborne | guycolborne.photoshelter.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Darren Pietersen / APWG | www.pangolin.org.za

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Warren Pearson | www.warrendpearson.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Warren Pearson | www.warrendpearson.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Warren Pearson | www.warrendpearson.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

© Guy Colborne | guycolborne.photoshelter.com

Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)

Groundpangolin-Distribution

IUCN Status: Vulnerable (A4d)

Distribution: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania,  Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Distinguishing characteristics: The ground pangolin is the only species found in southern Africa and can be easily distinguished from the two noticeably smaller tree-dwelling African species of pangolin by its fossorial as opposed to arboreal lifestyle and regular scale pattern. Unlike the larger giant pangolin it inhabits dry and arid savannah and desert environments.

Reproduction: The ground pangolin gives birth to a single offspring after a gestation period of approximately 139 days.

Facts: The ground pangolin often uses the burrows of other animals including aardvarks and aardwolves.

IUCN Red List account