Chances are, you’ve never heard of a pangolin, but you probably know what one looks like. Pangolins are basically a real-life Sandshrew from Pokemon, and in the flesh they’re still just as cute as they are on a card.

These guys are fascinating. They are the only known mammal to have scales, they have amazing long tongues, and they are the only animals that ALWAYS look like they’re waiting to nervously ask you to prom. Just take a look!

“See, I wanted to ask you something…”

“Hmm… How to say this…”

“Would you… Would you like to… You know…”

“Go to the prom with me?”

“Please?”