ARMADILLO APPREANCE: Armadillos have bands on top of their backs to protect themself.

DIET: They like to eat animals like frogs and snakes and other animals like that.

LIFECYCLE: Armadillos are cool little creatures.They are in the same order as Sloths and Anteaters but are much smaller.They have an armor-like protective they use for defense in the wild and live mostly in warmer environments.

WEIGHT: Armadillos weight 100 pounds.

SIZE: Armadillos can get the size of an adult Cat.However,there are Armadillos the size of cows in south America.

Habiat: They live in creaks,streams and arroyos.

PREATORS:Armadillos are mainly eaten by big cats of South America, and coyotes.Some Humans also eat armadillos.

REPRODUCTION:

mating t akes place during a 2–3 month long mating season, which occurs from July–August in he Northern Hemisphere and November–January in the South Hemisphere. A single egg is fertilized, but implantation is delayed for 3–4 months to ensure the young will not be born during an unfavorable time. Once the zygote does implant in the uterus, there is a gestation period of four months during which the zygote splits into four identical embryos, which each develop their own placenta so blood and nutrients are not mixed between them. After birth, the quadruplets remain in the burrow, living off the mother’s milk for approximately three months. They then begin to forage with the mother, eventually leaving after six months to a year.[4][13]

Nine-banded armadillos reach sexual maturity at the age of one year, and reproduce every year for the rest of their 12–15 year lifespan. A single female can produce up to 56 young over the course of her life. This high reproductive rate is a major cause of the species’ rapid expansion

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BEHAVIOUR:

The armadillo is nocturnal by summer and diurnal in winter.