Omnivore- plants, insects and small vertebrates such as frogs, toads, lizards, birds and rodents
South America- They are found in regions of Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Eastern Chile.
Grassland, forests, savannah, shrub land
An armadillo’s head and body are covered with bony plates to protect them from predators. They also have powerful front claws for foraging and avoiding predators.
Armadillo’s love to dig and be underground so they have adapted a specialised respiratory system which allows them to breathe the air that fills the space between the soil without breathing any soil in.
Watch our animal encounters video to find out more about our Large Hairy Armadillo .