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Southern Three Banded Armadillo

Tolypeutes matacus

Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
The three-banded armadillo has a long, sticky, straw-like pink tongue that allows it to gather up and eat many different species of insects, typically ants and termites
A Roll
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil & Paraguay
Habitat: Shrubland & Savannah
Fun Fact
The three-banded armadillo is the only species of armadillo capable of rolling into a complete ball to defend themselves. The three characteristic bands that cover the back of the animal allow it enough flexibility to fit its tail and head together, allowing it to protect its underbelly, limbs, eyes, nose and ears from predators