SOUTHERN THREE-BANDED ARMADILLO
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tolypeutes matacus
HOUSE NAME: "Maya"
HABITAT: Grassland, open plains, marshland between scattered forests. South America particularly Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Near Threatened
Three banded armadillos are the only two species of armadillo that can roll itself into a perfect spherical shape completely enclosing itself in its’ armor. The edges between the shells and extremities can be left slightly open then if touched by a predator it can snap it together like a steal trap.