Three-banded Armadillo Tolypeutes matacus
The Three-banded armadillo lives in farmlands and semi-arid regions of lowlands.
Diet in the wild
Diet at the Zoo
Insects, fruits and vegetables
- 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.