Thursday, April 7, 2011

Armadillo Facts

Armadillos are very docile and affectionate. Found mostly in Texas, Florida and South America, they are fascinating creatures. They give birth to identical quadruplets, which is rare and unique for a mammal. Armadillos can hold their breath underwater for 6 minutes, and they sleep an average of 18.5 hours a day. They live in burrows they dig that are up to 20 inches deep, and the Armadillo is one of the few known non-human species that is able to contract leprosy. An actual anti-leprosy vaccine was produced through studying of the species.

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