Hop over to Google.com, and you’ll see a pair of enamored pangolins prepping for Valentine’s Day this weekPress play, and you can help the cute scaly mammals fall in love.
Perhaps you’ll feel whimsical, or even a little happy.
Consider this your dose of cold, hard reality: The pangolin — a nocturnal, cat-sized anteater — is rolling toward extinction.
Put another way, pangolins are “literally being eaten out of existence,” according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Native to Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the termite-eating pangolins are thought to be the most trafficked animals in the world. Their meat is considered a luxury food in many cultures, and their scales are a common ingredient in traditional Asian medicines. Read more…Why Google’s Valentine’s Day game is a lot darker than you think