The Baltimore Zoo

Wild Facts

July 05, 2000

Do you know?

What is the smallest kind of armadillo?

Answer: South America's 6-inch Fairy armadillo is the smallest in the world.

Learn more!

Look for the armadillo on the Baltimore Zoo ZOOMobile.

Read "Armadillo Rodeo" by Jan Brett.

1. The Southern three-banded armadillo can curl itself into a ball to avoid predators.

2. The Giant armadillo has 80-100 teeth -- more than most mammals.

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