Picture of the Day


The Giant Armadillo

“Although it is difficult to tell its size from this photo, the giant armadillo deserves its name and can weigh up to about 32 kilograms (71 pounds) in the wild! With its impressive weight and enormous elongated front claws, it digs out and eats termite and ant colonies. Unfortunately, this animal has been extirpated from many parts of its range due to over-hunting and is now rare in most areas.

National Zoo scientists set up camera traps in a remote section of the Amazon rain forest to gather data about the variety of species that inhabit it. Learn more about the project here: nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/MAB/research/ar…”

(thanks Hallie!)

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  1. Armadillo can be housebroken

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