03 Oct Bizarre Animal of the Week: Pink Fairy Armadillo
This week’s “Bizarre Animal” is a nocturnal creature found in the grasslands of central Argentina, and is known to be one of the smallest species of armadillo. The locals call it “pichiciego,” but we’ll refer to it as the “Pink Fairy Armadillo.”
The Pink Fairy Armadillo is a burrowing animal, known to eat small insects, worms, snails, plants, and plant roots. Their physical appearance is very similar to some Texan armadillos, but their shells do not color as much of the body.
If you’d like to see the Pink Fairy Armadillo in action, we’ve posted a video below, as well as a few photos of what they look like. Take a look!
- Pink Fairy Armadillo Wikipedia Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Fairy_Armadillo)
- Animal Diversity Web (http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Chlamyphorus_truncatus/)