Science What is a pangolin and why are people eating them all?

If illegal poaching for meat continues, the pangolin could be driven to extinction.

By , LiveScience News Editor

Darren Pietersen

They've been described as walking artichokes and the most trafficked mammals in the world. Now, conservationists warn that pangolins, or scaly anteaters, could be eaten out of existence if illegal hunting and poaching continue.