An armadillo’s protective shell is made of bony plates, called scutes, covered with horny skin. Where the armadillo is most vulnerable to natural predators is the underbelly, which is soft and hairy as it would be with most other mammals.
Where to see them: Education Programs
Length: 1.3 to 1.6 ft
Weight: 7 to 14 lbs
Lifespan: 15 yrs
Diet: Plants and insects
What's That Smell? Armadillos have a super sense of smell and snuffle along with their nose to the ground.