After sex, female armadillos can delay the implantation of the fertilized egg, choosing at will when to actually become pregnant. nps.gov/cuis/learn/nature…
The nine banded armadillo always gives birth to identical quadruplets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
Yes, You Can Get Leprosy From an Armadillo sciencemag.org/news/2011/…
Armadillo shells are capable of deflecting bullets. A Texan man who tried to shoot an armadillo found himself in the hospital after the bullet bounced back off the animal and hit him in the face. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Anteaters, armadillos and extinct animals such as glyptodonts, giant ground sloths, are pampatheres are all related. They share similar teeth that have no enamel and grow throughout the entire life of both animals and never completely wear down. moas.org/Discovering-the-…
A Texas man shot an armadillo and the bullet ricocheted into his face inverse.com/article/35061…
Nine-banded armadillos always have litters of identical quadruplets floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sci…
You actually can get Leprosy from an armadillo but 95% of the population is immune to it so catching Leprosy is actually quite hard aad.org/diseases/a-z/lepr…
Every time an armadillo gives birth, they have identical quadruplets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
Armadillos can cross streams or rivers either by inflating their intestines to float or by simply holding their breath and walking across the bottom. floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sci…
One Texas man was hospitalized when a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw. edition-m.cnn.com/2017/08…
Armadillos are called "Hoover Hogs" because some Depression-era Americans began eating them (and blamed the crisis on President Hoover). classroom.synonym.com/wha…
A Texas man shot himself in the face after his bullet ricocheted of the armadillo he was trying to shoot. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Armadillos were made into purses in the 1940s after becoming a source of food in the Great Depression. nationalleathercollection…
Armadillos carry leprosy and caused a spike of leprosy cases in Florida in 2015 cnn.com/2015/07/21/health…
Armadillos of the genus Dasypus (the only ones found in the US) give birth to four genetically identical young that split from the same embryo; i.e. they always have identical quadruplets; they are the only known vertebrate animals to exhibit this "polyembryony" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
Armadillos give birth to identical quadruplets every time carnegiemnh.org/identical…
If you live in the United States, the best way to contract leprosy is to eat an armadillo. The next best way is to have a farm of armadillos, as one does. abcnews.go.com/Health/Swi…
Armadillos are the only know animal to always gift birth to 4 pups at a time. All 4 offspring come from the same egg. armadillo-online.org/fact…
Today I learned about a man in Texas who tried to shoot an armadillo only to have the bullet ricochet off the shell into the mans face huffpost.com/entry/texas-…
Larry McElroy, while trying to shoot an armadillo with a 9mm pistol, had his bullet ricochet off the animal’s shell, hit a fence, go through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, pierce her recliner and finally hit her in the back. washingtonpost.com/news/m…
Armadillos are a non-native species in the US thst only arrived in Texas in the 1880s. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The sleepiest animal in the world is the koala, who sleeps 22 hours a day. Next is the sloth (20 hours), armadillo and opossum (tied at 19 hours each), lemur (16 hours), then hamster and squirrel (tied at 14 hours each). themost10.com/sleepiest-a…
The avocado evolved to appeal to extinct megafauna (e.g. the giant armadillo) in order to facilitate seed dispersal via ingestion and excretion. This is why the avocado has such a sizeable seed. io9.gizmodo.com/this-anci…
Nine-banded armadillos nearly always give birth to identical quadruplets. carnegiemnh.org/identical…
Armadillos used to grow to the size of a Volkswagen. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
The Aztecs called armadillos āyōtōchtli, meaning "turtle-rabbits" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Armadillos can jump 3-4 feet in the air when startled loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
Ancient humans hunted Glyptodon, an extinct massive armadillo, in order to live within their shells en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gly…
The North American armadillo tends to jump straight in the air when surprised. Consequently, they often collide with the undercarriage or fenders of passing vehicles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
A Texan man who tried to shoot an armadillo has found himself in hospital after his bullet bounced off the animal and hit him in the face. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
A man tried to shoot an armadillo but the bullet ricocheted off the shell and hit his mother in law theguardian.com/us-news/2…
Armadillo shells are bulletproof. What are some interesting animal defense mechanisms that are not very well known? independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Armadillos are an invasive species from Central and South America. They weren’t made popular as Texas souvenirs until the 1890s. They are also frequently carriers of leprosy. tshaonline.org/handbook/o…
Armadillos can transmit leprosy to humans via the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The giant armadillo of South America regularly grows to over 4 feet in length. One exceptionally large specimen tipped the scales at 180 lbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
Alligator Snapping Turtles will eat almost any type of meat including including squirrels, armadillos and other turtles. One study in Louisiana showed 79.8% of the stomach contents of adult snapping turtles was composed of other turtles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Armadillos can inflate their stomachs and intestines with air and float across the water loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
Armadillos were hunted for their meat during the Great Depression. Those who blamed President Hoover for the crisis referred to them as "Hoover Hogs." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
Armadillos are the only other animals besides humans to host the leprosy bacillus. And can also spread it to us from contact and consumption. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Armadillos are the only other animal beside humans that can act as carriers for the leprosy bacterium. Multiple cases of leprosy in the US have been traced back to the animals. sciencemag.org/news/2011/…
Armadillos can carry leprosy, and in rare cases can transmit it to humans cdc.gov/leprosy/exposure/…
The prehistoric Glyptodon looked like an armadillo but was the same size as a Volkswagen Beetle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gly…
The nine-banded armadillo almost always gives birth to identical quadruplets. video.nationalgeographic.…
Today I learned that armadillos naturaly have leprosy. cnn.com/2015/07/21/health…
Nine-banded armadillos consistently give birth to identical quadruplets. Only one egg is ovulated and then the embryo splits four ways. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
An armadillo's armour is so strong that when a man in Georgia tried to kill one with a 9mm pistol, the bullet ricocheted, hit a fence, when into a mobile home, blew through a recliner and shot his mother-in-law in the back bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
There is a creature called the pink fairy armadillo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Armadillos can carry and spread Leprosy to humans. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Armadillos are often used in the study of leprosy, since they are among the few known species that can contract the disease and that humans can get leprosy from handling or eating them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…

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