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Three-banded Armadillo Tolypeutes matacus

Habitat

The Three-banded armadillo lives in farmlands and semi-arid regions of lowlands.

Diet in the wild

Insects

Diet at the Zoo

Insects, fruits and vegetables

Fascinating Facts

  • Only armadillo capable of rolling up into a perfect ball.
  • Strong sense of smell allows them to locate insects underground.
  • Hard shell is protective and keeps them warm.
  • Babies are called pups and are born with a soft shell that hardens within a few days.