Google Valentine's Day Logo

A screen shot of the game taken from the Desktop version

When it comes to special occasions or events, we've come to expect Google offering something a little different in the form of its Doodles, and today (tomorrow as well, presumably), the search giant is all about love, in celebration of Valentine's Day tomorrow. The new Valentine's Day Google Doodle stars two enamored pangolins, which are a species of scaly mammals native to Africa and Asia. There are eight pangolin species, which not coincidentally, live in all those regions. Its appearance leads to it often being referred to as a "scaly anteater", and it curls up into a ball when it feels threatened.

"Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world, and all 8 species face a significant threat from poachers and smugglers", Google posted on its blog. But either way, it is a cute fun game that brings awareness to the Pangolin.

Hop over to Google.com, and you'll see a pair of enamored pangolins prepping for Valentine's Day this week.

Lasting for four days, the delightful Doodle is all about pangolins and love. You can play all of them from the mobile Google app. Much like Super Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog, the Pangolin Love doodle is a side-scroller and users have to control the pangolin and make it jump over obstacles.




From there, the pangolin sets out for China, where it learns to dance before embarking on its final ques to the Philippines.

The easiest way to launch the game is to head to the Google homepage - Google.co.uk - and hit the play symbol.

Google's latest doodle features two pangolins in a long-distance relationship. There is also a link in the game, which allows players to donate directly to the World Wildlife Fund for Pangolins protection programme.

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