Andean Hairy Armadillo

At Risk of Extinction

An Amazing Species At Risk

 The armadillos are thought to be one of the first mammals on Earth.  The species was also thought to be related to turtles since they both have carapaces, or shells.    

About The Species

Appearance, Diet, and Predators

The Andean Hairy Armadillo is about 22-40 cm (heads to bottom).  Its tail can be 9-17.5 cm long.  It will often be different shades of brown and sometimes, grey.  It will eat fruit, carrion, roots, maggots, larvae, and insects.  Its main predator is humans.

Why Endangered?

Due to habitat loss and overhunting, the Andean Hairy Armadillo is in endangered status.  Its habitat is being used for the building of roads and farmland.

Wrapping Things Up

Besides the Andean Hairy Armadillo, there are hundreds of other endangered species out there.  There are also many different problems in the world like species extinction, deforestation, war and many other problems.  So what are we waiting for?  Let's make our world a better place, starting today.  Every little thing counts.