Name: Nine-Banded Armadillo
Origin: North & South America
Habitat: Rainforests, Dry Scrub & Grasslands
Size: 15cm-25cm & 2.5kg-6.5kg
Diet: Insects, Ants & Termites
Predators: Bears, Wolves & Coyotes
Attack/Defense: They are very quick diggers and will partly submerge themselves to protect there soft underbelly leaving only there hard outer shell visible to predators.
Conservation Status : Least Concern
Life Expectancy: 10 years
- They can jump between 3-4 ft in the air.
- They can inflate there stomach & intestines with air and float across water or sink to the bottom and use there claws to walk across the bottom holding there breath for up to 6 minutes.
- Nine-banded armadillos always give birth to the same sex quadruplets from a single egg.