pretty much an artichoke taking a drink...pangolin.
The Pangolin is the only mammal that has scales. Or, the only one that is supposed to have scales. Keratin scales, that is. They curl up into a ball when threatened, and their fingernail-like scales protect them.
A Pangolin | Cutest Paw
Endangered Pangolin. The only mammal with scales! Animals, Creatures, and…