With the 2014 World Cup being held in Brazil in the next few weeks, I though that I would write about the mascot of the World Cup, the Brazilian three-banded armadillo.
Here are 5 interesting facts about them:
- They grow up to 27 cm long, have a really hard shell and can roll into a ball for protection.
- They eat ants and termites, using their long sticky tongue.
- They have one baby at a time. The young can walk and roll into a ball almost immediately.
- They are only found in central Brazil and live in savanna and dry forest areas.
- The Brazilian three-banded armadillo was thought to be extinct until they were found again in the 1990’s. Now they are considered vulnerable in the wild.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any interesting facts that you would like to share about Brazilian three-banded armadillos?