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[Euphractus sexcinctus]

  Habitat: Savannahs & dry areas
  Height: 16" - 20"
  Weight: 7 - 14.3 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 18 - 20 years
  Gestation Period: 60 - 64 days

  Conservation Status: Least Concern


-They have very powerful legs they use for digging, piling dirt underneath itself with its front claws and throwing the dirt behind itself with its hind claws
-They can jump upward about three to four feet in the air
-Their “armor” is made out of keratin
-Also known as the yellow armadillo
-Armadillos are the only other species on the planet (along with humans) that can catch leprosy

 Six Banded Armadillo Coloring Sheet

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