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.
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild