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Armadillos are small placental mammals, known for having a leathery armor shell. Dasypodidae is the only surviving family in the order Cingulata, part of the superorder Xenarthra along with the anteaters and sloths. Armadillos are prolific diggers with sharp claws. Many species use their sharp claws to dig for food, such as grubs, and to dig dens.

Facts About the Armadillo

Facts About the Armadillo

- The word “armadillo” is Spanish for the “little armored one”.

- 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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