- Armadillos always give birth to four identical babies. All four develop from the same egg, like quadruplets
- The shell of a baby armadillo is as soft as a human fingernail. As they grow, bone gets deposited under the skin to harden it.
- After sex, an armadillo can delay impregnation for up to 2 years
- Armadillos like to swim and can even dive underwater. They can hold their breath for over 5 minutes.
- They can also climb up fences and trees
- Not all armadillos can curl into a ball. Only the 3 banded armadillo can do it.
- The USA has the only species of Armadillo that live outside of Latin America.
- Armadillos sleep up to 16 hours a day
- The word Armadillo in Spanish means “little armoured one”
- Armadillos have poor eyesight and so can be easily startled while foraging.
- A pound of Armadillo meat contain 780 calories
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