The giant ground pangolin can be found across the African continent from Uganda to west Africa. They are the largest species of pangolins, stretching more than four feet long and are covered with protective scales which deter predators. When faced with danger, they curl up into a ball exposing their hard protective surface. Giant ground pangolins prefer to live on the ground in moist habitats, and only feed at night, surviving on just ants and termites. They are threatened by habitat destruction and illegal poaching for international trade.