Facts About the Armadillo
- The word “armadillo” is Spanish for the “little armored
- The armadillo belongs to an order of mammals (along
with anteaters and sloths) with small brains and few,
or no teeth.
- Like the anteater, the armadillo has a long sticky
tongue for consuming insects.
- The giant armadillo is a subspecies of armadillo
that can grow up to 5 feet in length.
- There are 20 different subspecies of armadillos,
all of which are protected by a hard coat of armor.
- To defend against a predator, some armadillos pull
in their legs so that their armor is firmly pressed
against the ground. Others can roll into a ball that
cannot be pulled apart by predators.
- Armadillos are powerful diggers and swimmers.
- Armadillos feed on a variety of insects, including
ants and termites, and vegetation. on.
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