As its name implies, the screaming hairy armadillo squeals when threatened, perhaps by a hungry jaguar. Resting inside a burrow dug deep into a sand dune, it escapes the heat of a summer day. In winter, the armadillo is more active during the day.
Length: Up to 1.3 ft
Weight: 2 lbs
Lifespan: 16 yrs
Habitat: Desert, grassland, scrubland, and forest
Diet: Plants, insects, and other small animals
Armor and Fur: Long hairs that stick out between the sections of its armor distinguish the screaming hairy armadillo from other armadillos.