• known for having a bony armor
  • until recently, they were placed in a family with anteaters and sloths
  • around 20 existing species of armadillo exist
  • average length: 30 inches
  • the Giant Armadillo reaches about 3 feet
  • Pink Fairy Armadillos are about 4-5 inches
  • All species native to the Americas
  • Nine-Banded Armadillo is the only armadillo in the United States