Giant armadillo is a large armadillo. It weighs about the size of a large dog, so it is quite large. Little is known about the detailed ecology of the animal, and the details are unknown. It is a mammal classified into the genus Giant Armadillo. You can watch it at the zoo, but it’s mostly asleep during the day and may not be very interesting. At night, they start digging holes in the ground. The animal is currently in danger of extinction and has been designated as an endangered species. It is classified as Endangered II.
It is widely distributed in South America such as Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia.
Total length 75-100 cm, weight 60 kg. It is a fairly large animal. It is the largest species of armadillo in the world and has a small pinna. The color of the scale deck is light brown or blackish brown, and the head and under the tail are yellowish white. I dig a burrow and live inside. Giant armadillos are nocturnal and are either always resting or sleeping during the day. It prefers to live in savanna and rainforest areas. In the olden days, the people of the Amazon River did not know the existence of giant armadillos and, legendarily, thought they were fictitious creatures. It is difficult to find because it is very vigilant and hides in a hole when it feels dangerous.Tractive Cats (English)
They eat ants, beetles, cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, and snakes. It digs up the ground with its forelimbs and catches the insects in it as prey. The breeding style is fetal and the gestation period is about 4 months. You can give birth to 1-2 heads at a time. Children reach sexual maturity in the first year of life. I have lived for about 16 years in captivity. It is an animal whose detailed ecology is unknown.
It is often hunted for human consumption around the Amazon River in Brazil. Furthermore, in Brazil and other countries, deforestation has progressed considerably at the same time as economic development has progressed. Therefore, the area where Armajiro can live is steadily decreasing. Habitat fragmentation is occurring as housing development, agricultural land development, and road construction progress. Therefore, the giant armadillo is currently designated as an endangered species. It appears in Annex I of the 1975 Washington Convention.Free delivery on orders over £29
Giant armadillos hide in holes when humans approach them, so I don’t know if they will become humans. Also, because it is an endangered species, the population is declining and it is quite difficult for the general public to raise it. Watch at the zoo or head to South America.