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Armadillos are small placental mammals, with a bony armor shell. Their armor is made of small bone plates formed in the skin. These animals are found in grasslands and forests of South America and southern United States. Armadillos have strong claws and live in burrows that are up to 20 feet long. There are 20 different types of armadillos. They range in size from 6 to 60 inches long. The three, six, and nine-banded armadillos are named for the number of bands in their armor.


 

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