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Three-banded armadillo

Three-banded armadillo
Tolypeutes matacus / Three-banded armadillo

Three-banded armadillo
Habitat
Grasslands, savannahs and bush forests
Continent
South America
Food
Insects and other small animals, carrion, but also plants
Gestation/breeding period
120 days
Mode of life
Solitary
Class
Mammals
Order
Cingulata

Key facts

~ 25 cm
size

~ 2 kg
weight

~ 20 years
age

How endangered are Three-banded armardillos?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Least concern
  • Three-banded armadillo
    Near threatened
    Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

Three-banded armadillos have strong claws on their front paws for digging.

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Three-banded armadillo on the zoo tour

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