Pink Fairy Armadillo
Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one”, Armadillos are tiny omnivore mammals, usually measuring 10 to 147 centimetres and living up to 15 years. Armadillos are the only mammal specie wearing a shell. Most of the armadillos species, including the pink fairy one, are not able to encase themselves into their shell.
The pink fairy armadillo is the smallest species of armadillo known, his size ranges between 90-115 mm in length, excluding its tail, and will weigh less than a pound. Similarly, this is the only species of armadillo that has its dorsal shell almost completely separate from its body.
This unique animal is a solitary, desert-adapted animal and resides in the dry grasslands and sandy plains of central Argentina. This sandy environment works well for the pink fairy armadillo since they are excellent diggers. In fact, they have the ability to completely bury themselves in a matter of seconds if threatened.