Southern Three-banded Armadillo

Scientific Name: Dasypodidae

This is the only type of armadillo that can completely roll into a ball for protection.
  • Size: Weight: 2 to 3.5 pounds; Head to tail length: 10 to 13 inches
  • Diet: Termites and ants
  • Habitat: Terrestrial savannas or grasslands, and occasional scrub forests
  • Range in the Wild: South America

Conservation Status

Listed as Near Threatened. Significant population decline over the last ten years due to habitat loss.

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