5 Interesting Facts About Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillos

Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillo

This an armadillo deciding if it’s safe to come out from his ball

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:

  1. They grow up to 27 cm long, have a really hard shell and can roll into a ball for protection.
  2. They eat ants and termites, using their long sticky tongue.
  3. They have one baby at a time. The young can walk and roll into a ball almost immediately.
  4. They are only found in central Brazil and live in savanna and dry forest areas.
  5. 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?

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