This is what an Armadillo looks like when he balls up in defense of danger. Biologist Rodrigo Cerqueira holds an Armadillo named Ana Botafogo in honor of the Brazilian dancer at the Rio Zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May
Nine-banded armadillo pups. Approximately 20 species of armadillo exist, but the nine-banded is the only one found in the United States. The term “armadillo” means “little armored one,” and refers to the presence of bony, armor-like plates covering.