Southern Three-banded Armadillo

Tolypeutes matacus

NATURAL HABITAT
The three-banded armadillo lives in farmlands and semi-arid regions of lowlands.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Beetle larvae, ants, termites and fruit
IN THE ZOO – Insects, fruits and vegetables

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Only armadillo that can roll into a ball
  • Only mammal with a shell
  • Babies are born blind
  • Have a lifespan of 20 years
  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400