Armadillo Facts – 46 Interesting Facts About Armadillo

Armadillo facts for kids

The hairy armadillo screams when threatened and this gets it the name “Screaming Armadillo”

The Nine banded armadillo always give birth to four identical young and is the only mammal known to do this. They are born from the same egg and share the same placenta.

The seven banded armadillo gives birth to eight to 15 identical pups at one time.

One female armadillo can give birth to 56 young over the course of her life.

Armadillo can jump 3 to 4 feet when it is distressed.

Gestation period is two to five months and young ones from one to 12 are born.

Armadillo can make holes up to 15 feet.

Armadillo are weaned by two to four months, and in nine to 12 months are sexually mature. The baby armadillos remain with the mother feeding on her milk.

Armadillos can live up to 30 years but average life span is 15 years.

Armadillos are not endangered species but some species are endangered and it includes the giant armadillo whose population has fallen by 30% in the last two decades.