Nature and its inhabitants amaze with their diversity and splendor. One of the unique representatives of mammals is rightfully considered the battleship. This is an amazing animal whose cover resembles real armor. The shell of armadillos is so hard that it helps to escape from many dangers, including predators. Animals of this species are attributed to the Xenartbra family, since both Muravedes and Lenivtsev.
Modern battleships grow up to 40-50 cm with weighing up to 6 kg. The tail of the animal has a length of 25 to 40 cm. The largest mammals, they are often called giants, grow up to 1.5 m with a weight of 30-65 kg. Animals have powerful limbs, sharp claws, shells, which can be yellowish, dark brown and even pale pink. Individuals have poor vision, welldeveloped hearing and smell.
Types of armadillos
There are many types of armadillos, we will highlight the following:
In addition to the most common species of armadillos, there are also sixpaved, northern and southern hip, giant, Brazilian threenative and other mammals.
An animal lifestyle
A large number of battleships leads a night lifestyle. Quite often animals live one by one, sometimes in pairs, very rarely in small groups. On the site where the mammals settled, you can find from 1 to 20 dug names. Shelter length can vary from 1.5 to 3 m. Holes can have several outputs.
Despite the heavy shell, the battleships swim well and dive perfectly, holding their breath for a long time.
Battleships are found with each other for sexual intercourse mainly in the summer. Before starting the process, males take care of the chosen ones and actively pursue them. The duration of pregnancy is 60-65 days. The brood can be 1-4 cubs. Propagation is carried out once a year.
Kids are born sighted and have a soft shell, which over time hardens. For the whole first month, the cubs feed on the mother’s milk, after which they get out of the hole and independently seek food.