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06/22/2014 10:52 am ET

Pangolin Carries Baby On Its Back, Hearts Melt (PHOTOS)

What a great mom.

The Associated Press' Firdia Lisnawati snapped these pictures of a Pangolin carrying its baby at a Bali zoo in Indonesia on Thursday.

Story continues after adorable photos ...

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The baby was born at the zoo on May 31.

Pangolins.org notes that the creatures are also called "scaly anteaters." The are "unique creatures that are covered in hard, plate-like scales. They are insectivorous (feeding on insects) and are mainly nocturnal."

Pangolins can mostly be found in Southern, Central and East Africa. They are endangered because they're illegally hunted for food.

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