Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Dasypodidae
  Scientific Name : Chlamyphorus truncatus

                Size(L) : 90mm - 115mm
                                   (3.5in - 4.5in)
                Weight : 120g (4.2oz)
            Life Span : 5 - 10 years

                Colour : Pale Rose
           Skin Type : Hard Shell
Special Features : Hard shell, large 
                               front claws, shielded head
  1. The Pink Fairy Armadillos are the smallest species of Armadillo in the world.
  2. They grow to be an average size of 3.5-4.5 in and weigh less than a pound.
  3. Their dorsal shell is completely separate from their body and they are the only armadillo species to have it so.
  4. They inhabit the sandy areas of Central Argentina and the dry grasslands.
  5. They are excellent at digging burrows and use it to disappear when under threat.
  6. Usually, they dig their burrows near large ant colonies.
  7. They spend most of their life underground.
  8. Interestingly, they appear to be swimming through water when they move underground.
  9. This unique style of movement is assisted by their aerodynamic body, protective shield and their large front claws.
  10. They are nocturnal animals that come out to feed at night.
  11. They are also solitary by nature and come together only to mate.
  12. The female pink fairy armadillos are polygamous and mate with several different partners.
  13. The females give birth to a single young one, whose shell hardens only when they fully grow up.
  14. They are omnivores, feeding primarily on ants and occasionally on worms, snails and plant material
  15. Their main natural predators are domestic dogs.
  16. Their numbers have been declining because of habitat loss and they are now a species that is threatened from extinction.

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