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Live Science

Live Science
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:41:15 -0700

Armadillos are barrel-shaped animals covered with natural armor. In fact, its name in Spanish means “little armored one.” The armadillo's armor works well against most predators, but not against cars. They are also known as the “Hillbilly Speed Bump ...
Florida Times-Union
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:18:45 -0700

I have a problem with armadillos digging in my yard and flower beds. Recently, one dug a tunnel under my concrete patio. What can I do? Unfortunately, the general answer is not much. These prehistoric looking animals, Dasypus novemcinctus, were the ...

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud Times
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:30:00 -0700

Popular St. Cloud cover band the Fabulous Armadillos have announced their themes for their 10th season. The band recently played to a record-breaking crowd at the last Summertime by George! event of the year. The Armadillos play regularly at Pioneer ...

Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:26:15 -0700

Here is a partial catalog, courtesy of the Guardian's David Hill, of species endemic to the region: “Giant armadillos, jaguars, cougars, Acre antshrikes, curl-crested aracaris, blue-throated piping guans and various kinds of monkeys.” Some 230,000 ...


Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:30:52 -0700

Bikers have called for urgent action amid fears humps installed to protect cyclists on a busy road could prove fatal. Newcastle City Council installed the humps, known as orcas or armadillos, to separate the new cycle lanes from the road in Gosforth ...

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Mother Nature Network (blog)
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:34:26 -0700

25. We spend about one-third of our lives asleep. That may seem like a lot, but humans are party animals compared to some mammals. While we need about eight hours of sleep daily, bats get up to 20 hours, armadillos get 18, chipmunks get 15, and cats ...


Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:53:37 -0700

Health officials in Florida are urging residents to keep away from armadillos, which they suspect are the cause of an increasing number of cases of leprosy in the state. According to local media reports, nine people in the state have been diagnosed ...


Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:55:13 -0700

Experts said they believe the spike is because of people coming into contact with armadillos. Florida typically sees two to 12 cases of leprosy a year, but so far there have been nine cases in 2015, according to the Florida Department of Health. The ...

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