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These odd-looking mammals are about the size of a cat. Most active at night, these creatures have poor eyesight. Armadillos are diggers and can damage lawns and flowerbeds in their search for grubs, a primary food source. To reduce armadillos in your yard, keep watering and fertilization to a minimum.
Armadillos have the ability to carry the bacterium that causes leprosy in humans (Mycobacterium leprae). However the risk of contracting leprosy from an armadillo is extremely low. Scientists believe that in order to contract leprosy from an armadillo, one must handle armadillos frequently and/or consume armadillo meat.
All 20 species of armadillos are found in the western hemisphere. Armadillos originated in South America, and a few species have expanded northward due to their rapid breeding cycle, adaptability and a reduction of predators.
The only species that has made it into the United States is the nine-banded species, which inhabits Texas and the Gulf Coast states and can be found as far north as Missouri.
Armadillos prefer warm, moist climates, and thrive in forested areas and grasslands. Because they must dig for their food and shelter, they generally gravitate towards areas with loose, porous soil.
These animals use their strong claws to dig several burrows throughout their home range in which to live and seek refuge from extreme weather or predators. An armadillo burrow is about 7-8" wide and up to 15 feet deep.
Activity: In native southern regions, armadillos are nocturnal year-round, keeping cool underground during the day and foraging at night. However because of the armadillos' relatively low body temperature, the nine-banded species in North America tends to change its habits in the cooler months and emerge during the day to take advantage of the warm sun.
Reproduction: Reproduction for the nine-banded armadillo begins in early summer, and the breeding period lasts about 2-3 months. It takes up to 4 months for a fertilized egg to become implanted and another 4 before young are born. Each time, the fertilized egg breaks into four identical zygotes, yielding quadruplets.
Social Interaction: Solitary animals, armadillos spend their lives foraging alone and only interact to breed or care for their young. Young armadillos become independent about 6-12 months after they are born.
Digging: Armadillos are prolific diggers that excavate land for food and dig profound burrows for shelter. They prefer to dig in areas with loose, porous soil, rich in insects and invertebrates
Most armadillo damage comes about as a result of their digging habits, taking the forms of holes and burrows.
Signs of armadillo damage include:
- holes throughout lawn, about 3-5" wide and 1-3" deep
- uprooted plants and seedlings
- burrow entrances, about 7-10" in diameter, next to or underneath structures, sidewalks, brush piles, low-lying shrubs, etc.
- damaged underground wires or pipes
- cracked foundation or concrete sidewalk/driveway
- armadillo tracks: four toes in front with elongated center two toes; five toes in back with elongated center three toes; all claws visible
Fast Facts Type:
Mammal Diet: Omnivore Average life span in captivity:12 to 15 yearsSize:5 to 59 in (13 to 150 cm)Weight:3 oz to 120 lbs (85 g to 54 kg)Protection status: Threatened Did you know? The nine-banded armadillo’s hapless propensity for being run over by cars has earned it the nickname “Hillbilly Speed Bump. ”Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man.
- Weight: 85 g - 50 kg
- Height: 13 cm- 150 cm
- Habitat: Various including pampas, arid deserts, prairies and rainforests
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Diet: Armadillos are Omnivorous
The smallest variety is the pink fairy armadillo, which is 6 inches in height while the largest one is the giant armadillo which can grow up to 1.5 meters in height. The average life expectancy of armadillos is 12-15 years in captivity. Extrapolating from similar sized animals, the average life span of armadillos in the wild is estimated to be around 5-7 years. Armadillos are said to have evolved from huge, bony-shelled animals called glyptodon and panochthus. Comparatively, the present-day armadillo is smaller; however, it has retained the hard shell of its ancient counterparts.
» Armadillos are the only living mammals with armor-like shells.
» Armadillos have a very low body temperature that ranges between 33° C to 36° C.
» A female nine-banded armadillo can give birth to 56 pups in her lifetime, all of which are born as identical quadruplets.
» Armadillos have a strong olfactory sense, and can smell up to 20 cm below the ground.
» Armadillos sleep for 18-19 hours a day and are active during the night.