An Armadillo is a New World placental mammal. They generally have a lifespan of 12 – 15 years.
Most armadillos seen dead on the road did not get hit by the wheels. When an armadillo is frightened it jumps straight into the air. SMH – you can picture the GIF and MEME that could roll across Twitter, Youtube, and Tiktok on that one!
A very interesting fact about armadillos is the same sex nature of their offspring. Armadillos have four babies at a time, always all the same sex. They are perfect quadruplets, the fertilized cell split into quarters, resulting in four identical armadillos. This is really incredible and unique to the armadillo.
Armadillos get an average of 18.5 hours of sleep per day. Armadillos can walk underwater.
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