SOUTHERN THREE-BANDED ARMADILLO

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Tolypeutes matacus

HABITAT:  Grassland, open plains, marshland between scattered forests. South America particularly Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Near Threatened
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

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.

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*Armadillos are education animal ambassadors, their habitat is not viewable to public as they require privacy when not on program.

 

312 E Finnup Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

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