This is the pangolin.
Some species of this scaly mammal indigenous to Asia and Africa are already extinct. All the remaining eight pangolin species are now under the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Each species is now properly listed as being threatened with extinction.
A Chinese woman dubbed the “Pangolin Princess” for her appetite for endangered animals was arrested and now faces 10 years in prison after she posted images of her meals online.
A Weibo user shared screenshots of posts from another user named “Zhanfangdeduoduo” in 2011 and 2012, showing a bowl of “Eight animal stew,” which included nationally-protected animals such as the pangolin, swan and snake cooked for five hours, according to Shanghaiist.