Southern Three Banded Armadillo

//Southern Three Banded Armadillo

SOUTHERN THREE BANDED ARMADILLO

Tolypeutes matacus

Its shell is made up of articulated bony plates covered with horns. In case of danger, it is the only armadillo that can fold completely in a ball.

WEIGHT : 1 to 1.5 kg

FOOD : Insects, berries and fruits

THREATS : Poaching, deforestation

RED LIST : Near threatened

MORE INFO :
Family : Dasypodidae
Gestation : 130 to 140 days
Habits : solitary
Litter : 4 babies
Longevity : 15 years

2020-09-09T09:39:34+00:00Animals|