A Defensive Armadillo-Armadillos are a new world placental mammal with leathery armour shell. Dasypodidae isonly surviving family in the Order Cingulata, part of Suborder Xenarthra, Genus Dsypus, along with anteaters and sloths. Means "little armoured" in Spanish; called "turtle rabbit" by Aztecs, originated in SOuth America

A Defensive Armadillo

A Defensive Armadillo-Armadillos are a new world placental mammal with leathery armour shell. Dasypodidae isonly surviving family in the Order Cingulata, part of Suborder Xenarthra, Genus Dsypus, along with anteaters and sloths. Means "little armoured" in Spanish; called "turtle rabbit" by Aztecs, originated in SOuth America

Armadillos are a family classification of animals that come in a whole variety of cute species that live all over the world.

Armadillos are a family classification of animals that come in a whole variety of cute species that live all over the world.

How much do you really know about armadillos, beyond their leathery carapaces?

13 things you didn't know about armadillos

Armadillo by applejack 327 (Rynette) via Flickr ~ Armadillo at the Viera Wetlands in Viera, FL. Photo taken on January 20, 2010.

Armadillo by applejack 327 (Rynette) via Flickr ~ Armadillo at the Viera Wetlands in Viera, FL. Photo taken on January 20, 2010.

One amazing creature, that armadillo. Striking portrait by photographer Tim Flach.  (↬ Radiolab)

One amazing creature, that armadillo. Striking portrait by photographer Tim Flach. (↬ Radiolab)

So cute! Baby dragon! ;) Golden armadillo lizard or armadillo spiny-tailed lizard, is a girdled lizard endemic to desert areas along the western coast of South Africa. Wild populations are considered threatened.

So cute! Baby dragon! ;) Golden armadillo lizard or armadillo spiny-tailed lizard, is a girdled lizard endemic to desert areas along the western coast of South Africa. Wild populations are considered threatened.

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