Reproduction: There are two pectoral mammary glands in female. The puberty
is attained at two years of age. The female gives birth one to three young
depending on the species. The litter size is usually one in African species. Births
generally occur between November and March after a gestation period of about
140 days., The new born weighs 200 g. The weaning period is normally stated to
be four months.
Behaviour: Pangolins are specialized in feeding of ants and termites with the help of their tongues. They are nocturnal in habits and sleep during the day in the burrows except the small white bellied pangolin. The location of prey is achieved by smelling. Another important behaviour of the pangolins is that they can roll more or less into a ball. Pangolins also dig a hole in the ground with their powerful claws. Some are terrestrial (e.g. Indian pangolin) while others are arboreal (e.g. Chinese pangolin).
Life span: They are known to live as long as 14 years.