Scientific name: Tolypeutes matacus
Habitat: grasslands, marshes
Diet: larvae, ants, termites, fruits
Life span: 12-15 years
Young: 1 young
Size: 1-1.5 kg (2-3 lbs)
Armadillos are the only mammals to have a shell. Of the 25 species of armadillos, the three-banded is the only one that can completely roll itself into a ball as a defense against predators. 3 toes on the hind feet are fused together and resemble a hoof. Their front claws are very strong which helps them dig up ants and termites.
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