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Armadillo (Dasypodidae)

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Armadillo (Dasypodidae)


Armadillos are known for their hard outer shell and unique armor-like appearance. They have small heads, strong legs, and sharp claws for digging.


They are found in North, Central, and South America, with a range extending from the southern United States to northern Argentina.


Armadillos prefer warm, moist environments and can be found in various habitats, including forests, grasslands, and savannas.


These animals are primarily nocturnal and use their sharp claws to dig for food and create burrows for shelter.


They mainly eat insects, grubs, and other invertebrates, but their diet can also include small vertebrates, eggs, and plant matter.


Some species have a unique reproductive trait where a single fertilized egg can produce identical quadruplets.


Armadillos face threats from habitat loss, roadkill, and in some regions, hunting.

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