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Tropical
Rainforest

Three Banded Armadillo

Armadillos are small placental mammals, known for having a bony armour shell.

Three-banded armadillos rely heavily on their armour for protection. When threatened by a predator it will roll up into a ball being the only species able to completely enclose itself.  Other armadillo species cannot roll up because they have too many plates.   Young are born fully formed, resembling a miniature version of its parents and can walk and roll into a ball immediately.

DID YOU KNOW? Armadillo is Spanish for little armored thing. 

 

 

Current Status

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Feeds at night on insects, snakes and some plant material.
Dasypodidae (all Armadillo)
15 - 18 years captivity
Vulnerable
South America. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.
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