Armadillo in Spanish means little armoured one. The armadillo lives in the americas and has a armoured shell. It is a mammal and gives birth to live young. Its scientific name is

Dasypus novemcinctus

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Armadillo's are the only wild animals that can carry Leprosy. That helped use because we got to see how we can cure it from researching the armadillo.


There are some Disadvantages of using the Armadillo. Firstly that the we could get leprosy from them even though the chance is very low it is still a danger. Also that since that we are getting cells and DNA from them we could really hurt them. Also most armadillos are endangered or threatened.


There are lots of advantages of researching armadillos firstly they helped us created a cure to a deadly disease. They are not very dangeurous and will not attack you.


Armadillos are omnivores which means they eat plants and animals. They use their legs to dig up the ground then use their long sticky tongue to get food

Structal Adaptations

1. The armadillos have a armour around them to protect them from predators.

2. They curl up into a ball when they are in danger

Behavioural adaptations

1. Armadillos have learnt to hold their breath for up to 6 minutes

2. All armadillos were native to south America they have then migrated into central and Northern America