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ARMADILLOS. By Rory Kinane. What You Will Learn. What Makes an Armadillo Types of Armadillo Nine-banded Three-banded Six-banded Giant Pink Fairy Dwarf Pictures. What Makes an Armadillo. Armadillos are a group of animals that originated in South America.

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Armadillos

ARMADILLOS

By Rory Kinane


What you will learn

What You Will Learn

  • What Makes an Armadillo

  • Types of Armadillo

    • Nine-banded

    • Three-banded

    • Six-banded

    • Giant

    • Pink Fairy

    • Dwarf

  • Pictures


What makes an armadillo

What Makes an Armadillo

  • Armadillos are a group of animals that originated in South America.

  • Armadillos are mammals. Their closest living relatives are sloths and anteaters.

  • They are most easily recognised by their shell.

  • They rely on speed or their digging ability to escape danger.

  • They eat snakes, carrion, insects, spiders, small amphibians, termites, worms, larvae, plants, roots, beetles, ants, fruit, seeds and snails


Armadillos

TYPES OF ARMADILLO


Nine banded armadillo

Nine-banded Armadillo

Nine-banded

Armadillos are found

in America and

Africa. They can be

from 365mm to 1

metre 56mm in length. They are distinguished by their long nose and 9 bands on their back.


Six banded armadillo

Six-banded Armadillo

The six-banded

armadillo lives

around Africa,

Argentina and

Brazil. It can be from

520mm to 736mm in length. They are distinguished by the six bands on their back and are yellow to reddish brown in colour.


Three banded armadillo

Three-Banded Armadillo

The three-banded

armadillo lives in

Brazil. It can grow

from 278mm to

353mm. They are

distinguished by the 3 bands on their back and are blackish-brown in colour. They are also the only armadillos that can curl up into a ball.


Giant armadillo

Giant Armadillo

  • The giant armadillo

    lives in South

    America, Argentina +

    Venezuela. It can be

    from 1m 25cm to 1m

    50cm.

    It is distinguished by its massive size and huge claw which is about 203 mm. It is the biggest armadillo species.


Pink fairy armadillo

Pink Fairy Armadillo

  • The pink fairy armadillo lives in Central Argentina. It is 111mm to 152 mm in length. It is distinguished by its’ pink shell and miniscule size.


Dwarf armadillo

Dwarf Armadillo

  • The dwarf armadillo (also known as pichi) lives in Argentina and Chile. They are 360 to 475mm long. They are distinguished by their dark brown shell, small ears and something that looks like a helmet.


Pictures

Pictures


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Pictures


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