Pangolin Scales Wholesale. Pangolin scales are made of keratin, the same material that makes up fingernails, hair, and horn. Pangolin scales, like rhino horn, have no proven medicinal value, yet they are used in traditional medicine to help with ailments ranging from lactation difficulties to arthritis.
Order: Pholidota; Weber
Family: Manidae; Gray,
Scientific name: Pholidota
Mass: Giant pangolin: 33 kg, Normal pangolin: 3.6 kg
The scales are made of keratin, which is the same material found in a rhino’s horn. They are so tough that even lions can’t bite through them! To protect themselves, pangolins can roll up into a near-perfect ball, covering their faces and undersides. When fully extended, a pangolin’s tongue can reach over 40cm!