Armadillos are small placental mammals, known for having a leathery armor shell. The Dasypodidae are the only surviving family in the order Cingulata, part of the superorder Xenarthra along with the anteaters and sloths. The word armadillo is Spanish for "little armored one".
There are approximately 10 extant genera and around 20 extant species of armadillo, some of which are distinguished by the number of bands on their armor. Their average length is about 75 centimeters (30 in), including tail; the Giant Armadillo grows up to 1.5 m (5 ft) and weighs 59 kg (130 lbs), while the Pink Fairy Armadillos are diminutive species with an overall length of 12�15 cm (4�5 in). All species are native to the Americas, where they inhabit a variety of environments.
|Keywords||2009, Afterfate, Aftersleep, Animal, Bolivia, Lazy Hiker, Longest Journey, Outdoor, Outdoor Photography, Santa Cruz, South America, Travel, Wildlife, Zoo|
|State||Santa Cruz Department||City||Santa Cruz|
|Event||Longest Journey||Day||Santa Cruz|
|Activity||Santa Cruz Zoo||Temp||7C|
|Tour||Tupiza Tour||Date||2009:10:27 13:53:46|
|Make||Canon||Model||Canon PowerShot G9|
|Flash||Off, Did not fire||Focal||25.0 mm|
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