image credit: pinkfairyarmadillo.com Habitat: dry grasslands & sandy plains of central Argentina
Dig, Dig, Dig, Burrow, Burrow, Burrow is the motto of the Pink Fairy Armadillo. As the smallest in the family of armadillos (only 3.5-4.5 inches in length & 4.2 ounces), the pink fairy is a threatened species that is quite weird, yet beautiful, I think, with its rosy pink dorsal shell. It’s the only armadillo with a dorsal shell that is completely separated from its body. If you happen to frighten it, it can bury itself in a matter of seconds. I would never want to scare this little creature, it just looks so innocent and sweet.
Kudos Dan Smith for the find!
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