Chaetophractus Villosus

IUCN Status: least Concern


Foraging for its meals usually at night, armadillos are omivorous eating most food items they locate with their nose! This would include insects, small vertabrates and edible plants & fallen fruits.


A mammal, so 60 -75 days gestation in the wild giving birth usually in the spring and then suckling for another 50 to 80 days with a litter of one or two babies.

At The Zoo

We have an imprinted and hand reared individual from Amazon World on the Isle of Wight called “Pedro” who is one of our contact animals during our animal encounters


An abundant species of Argentina living in grasslands, forests and savannah!

Fun Facts

The sloths and anteaters of today probably evolved from this actual species during the Eocene period! Covered in bony plates for protection like our woodlouse this animal can breathe underground when completely submerged in soil particles (virtually all other animals would suffocate).


In the wild active at dusk and into the night, living during the day down excavated burrows