IMM - Flora and Fauna: photo 33
Photo 33 of 49 in Gallery: IMM - Flora and Fauna
Image title: Salak (Pangolin)
Salak (सालक) in Nepali refers to the animal Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata, “Indian pangolin” or Manis pentadactyla, “Chinese pangolin” both from the Manis genus and Manidae family). It is is mentioned as one of the “Protected animals of Nepal”.
The word Salak can also be transliterated as Sālak, Sālaka or Salaka.
The museum exhibitions in this gallery are from the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara. They belong to the category “Flora and Fauna Section” (vanaspati tatha jivjantu shakha).