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Google's Valentine's Day doodle games are all about love-struck pangolins

Javier Burns | 14 February, 2017, 00:54

The scaly creature, now featured in an animated doodle game, is the most poached and trafficked mammal in the world. Hoping for a massive response from global users of Google, the company's software engineer stated: "we hope that by playing this Doodle game, you can learn a bit more about these wonderful creatures".

Ahead of Valentine's Day, Google has an adorable Doodle game that also doubles as an awareness campaign to save the vulnerable and sometimes critically endangered pangolin.

Google is really getting into the Valentine's Day spirit this year.

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Google aimed to increase inadequate public and governmental awareness regarding the species with its Doodle Monday featuring a giant pangolin on a search for love. The new Valentine's Day Google Doodle stars two enamored pangolins, which are a species of scaly mammals native to Africa and Asia. The pangolin is the only truly scaly mammal in the world, rocking a full armor of scales so they can roll up into a ball when threatened. To get more information and see how you can help, check out this page on the World Wildlife Fund site.

"Once our pangolin heroes have found their hearts' desire, show your own Valentine they're the king or queen of hearts by sharing your score when the game is complete", Thompson wrote. You can play them on desktop or mobile, but better hurry as Valentine's Day is nearly upon us.

As part of the game, the pangolin travels to various countries to learn about romantic gestures around the world. In each, a pangolin makes its way across various terrains like Ghana, India and China - collecting cocoa beans, musical notes and, today, ribbons.

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