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Google Doodle
(Google Illustration)

It’s not all hearts and candy when it comes to Valentine’s Day this year on the Google landing page. Sure, the famed Google Doodle is still fun, but it also calls attention to a little creature which could use your help.

The interactive Doodle allows users to control a rolling, jumping pangolin. The illustrated, scaly, little mammal is rolled into a ball and has a heart-shaped face as it makes its way across several boards and helps players collect points, etc.

Refinery29 has more details on the real animals, found in Africa and Asia, which are heavily poached for their scales and meat.

“We hope that by playing this game, people learn a bit more about these wonderful creatures and join efforts to save them and other endangered species,” Helene Leroux, Google’s lead doodler for the Valentine’s Day game, told Refinery29.

The World Wildlife Fund is here to help people who want to do more than play with the Doodle. Skip the box of chocolates and symbolically adopt a pangolin to aid conservation efforts for $55.

Google Doodle
(Google Illustration)
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