With those long claws, a piglike head and its characteristic body armor, there’s no mistaking an armadillo for anything else! Except for a ball, maybe.
Southern North America through Argentina
Forests and grasslands
Length: 2-3 ft
Insects, worms and seeds
Alligators, jaguars and birds of prey
4-month gestation; sexually mature at 1 yr
Up to 23 yrs in human care