The aardvark gives off its own perfume. An odor a little like the odor of rotten fruit. The odor attracts insects, which the aardvark promptly eats.
The three-banded armadillo rolls into a ball when it feels threatened. The protection is almost total.
In proportion to body size, if your tongue were as long as an anteater’s, you could zap it out there about three feet.
Anteaters in the zoo eat milk, eggs, and meat.
Anteaters don’t have any teeth.
You know how an armadillo kills a snake? It grabs it, turns upside down and rolls back and forth over it until it’s still.
Armadillos sunbathe...on their backs, sometimes, to bake their bellies. Many fall asleep and are vulnerable to predators. If it weren’t for sunbathing, there’d be a lot more armadillos.
A lot of pregnant animals can delay delivery of offspring for months. But only the pregnant armadillo can postpone birth for as long as three years.
Most jaguars are tan or orange with distinctive black spots, dubbed “rosettes” because they are shaped like roses.