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Urist likes pangolins for their overlapping scales.


Pangolin - Pangolin man - Giant pangolin

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 20

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 500 cm3
Mid: 2,500 cm3
Max: 5,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 6-7
Fat 6-7
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Bones 4
Skull 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A small mammal covered in hard scales. It has a long nose and tongue which it uses to feed.

Pangolins are small creatures found in tropical plains and forests. They spawn one at a time and wander through the map, eating bugs along the way. They are only as big as a cat and will run away if threatened, making them harmless to your dwarf civilians and an easy target for your hunters.

Pangolins can be captured in cage traps and trained into low-value pets. If a breeding pair is obtained, they can be bred either to populate the fort with more pangolins or to be butchered for meat, though their small size means they create few products. Additionally, pangolins are distinct for being covered in scales rather than normal hide, which makes them useless for creating leather.

Some dwarves like pangolins for their overlapping scales.

Admired for its overlapping scales.