Six-banded Armadillo

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Six-banded Armadillo

Six-banded Armadillo
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Abby & Ringo the Six-banded Armadillos

Abby and Ringo are two very energetic Six-banded Armadillos. One of their favorite activities is running around the Reptile House Lawn with groups of children sprinting behind them. While on excursions around the lawn they have a talent for finding all of the mud puddles and showing off how fast they can dig while looking for worms. When taking a break from running around they often cuddle together with Abby sleeping on her back and Ringo using Abby’s stomach as a pillow.

Ringo is the most active and curious of the pair and is constantly on the go. The two are fond of apple sauce and fruit baby food. The zookeepers use this to their advantage and will often mix medicine in with Abby and Ringo’s favorite treats. Abby and Ringo are often seen in stage shows and enjoy visiting classrooms with the ZooMobile.



Population Status

  • C Critically Endangered
  • E Endangered
  • V Vulnerable to Endangerment
  • N Not Threatened

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