North Louisiana Wildlife

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Young nine-banded armadillo foraging in tall weeds

Did you know that nine-banded armadillos can hop?

Nine-Banded Armadillos
a Glance

Nine-banded armadillo foraging

Key Features:

Nine-banded armadillos are gray mammals with long noses, small armor-like plates, and nine bands around their bodies.

Least Concern - Population Stable



nesting habits:

Nine-banded armadillos breed in summer and give birth to four babies the next spring.

seasons nine-banded armadillos are active in our area:

All year


Beetles, termites, wasps, ants, cockroaches, snails, grubs, worms, spiders, fruit, eggs, and carrion

hunting Behavior:

Nine-banded armadillos forage by digging in the ground.

Commonly Confused With:

Unique in North Louisiana. Here are two cool facts.

Nine-banded armadillo walking through the forest

Nine-banded armadillos can hold their breath for six minutes underwater.

Nine-banded armadillo foraging in tall grass

Nine-banded armadillos are the only armadillos in the United States.

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