Habitat of the armadillo
Habitat of the armadillo
 
 
Close-up of a armadillo
Close-up of a armadillo
 
 
Close-up of an armadillo's head
Close-up of an armadillo's head
 
 
When scared, an armadillo rolls into a ball
When scared, an armadillo rolls into a ball
 
 
The burrow of an armadillo
The burrow of an armadillo
 
 
An armadillo up on its hind legs
An armadillo up on its hind legs
 
 
An armadillo looking for food.
An armadillo looking for food.
 
Armadillo
Topic(s):   Desert Life, Forest Animals, Grassland Animals, Mammals, Savanna Animals, Woodland Animals
Quick Facts
Type of Animal mammal
Biome(s) temperate grasslands, deserts, rainforests
Habitat(s) warm temperature grasslands, brushlands
Diet insects, plants
Male male
Female female
Baby pup
Group no name
Predators coyotes, bears, cougars, foxes, domestic dogs
Endangered no

There are over twenty different kinds of armadillos. An armadillo can live in the central and southern United States and in South America. An armadillo lives on land. Some kinds of armadillos are very good swimmers.

The armadillo is known for the hard shell on its back. This shell protects the armadillo from predators. There is no shell to protect the armadillo’s belly or legs. Some armadillos can roll into a ball to protect themselves.

An armadillo has a nose, mouth, and claws that help it dig a burrow. A burrow is a deep hole in the ground. The armadillo can dig a burrow very quickly. The armadillo makes its nest in the burrow. It will run into its burrow to escape a predator. An armadillo lives by itself or with one other armadillo.

The giant armadillo is endangered. It really is giant! It can be up to forty inches long. The tail of the giant armadillo is about twenty inches long! The giant armadillo can weigh up to 130 pounds (up to 60 kilograms)! The giant armadillo only lives in South America.

It is endangered for a few reasons. The giant armadillo likes to eat plants. Sometimes it will eat a farmer’s plants. This makes the farmer mad and he kills the armadillo. People are building houses on the land where the armadillo lives.

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