- Armadillo means "little armored one" in Spanish.
- The armadillo can not survive in areas where the soil is too hard.
- Armadillos can swim underwater and hold their breath for up to 6 minutes.
- Armadillos can eat up to 40,000 ants in one meal.
- Armadillos sleep over 17 hours a day.
- The armadillo is the state mammal of Texas.
- Armadillos can carry leprosy. They can also carry rabies.
- When threatened by a predator, the three-banded armadillo can roll up into a ball.
- The average armadillo's lifespan is 12 to 15 years.