When threatened, the tree-banded armadillo can roll into a tight ball, but it may leave a small gap. When the predator inserts its nose or paw, the armadillo snaps shut.
It is an excellent swimmer. It swallows air and holds it in its stomach and intestines to make itself buoyant.
Most common in arid regions of Gran Chaco. Can also be found in grasslands and marshlands
Invertebrates and Fruit
Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
© 2022 BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo