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- Scientific classification: armadillos belong to the class Mammalia, order Edentata.
- Food: ants, termites, vegetation, scorpions, small animals.
- Armadillos range in size from ½ to 5 ft. (0.2-1.5 m) long, including tail; weight from ¼ to 120 lbs. (0.1-55 kg).
- Armadillos are found from southern North America to South America.
- Armadillos live in tropical and subtropical open areas, some forested regions.
- Armadillo is the only mammal with armored plates of bone instead of compressed hair.
- Armadillo name becomes from Spanish for “one that is armed”.
- Three-banded armadillo can roll into a ball.
- Nine-banded armadillo is only American species.
- Armadillos have multiple offspring from single egg, usually identical quadruplets.
- Tiny pink fairy armadillo has soft, white hair on belly and sides.
- Armadillo is the only known animal host for leprosy bacterium.
- Armadillo is the state animal of Texas.
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