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An intriguingly different armadillo ...

One of our many camera traps got another first documented sighting for Fazenda Barranco Alto: a giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus, tatu-canastra). This is by far the biggest armadillo weighing up to 28 Kg. They are strictly nocturnal and spend most of their time underground searching for termites. Armadillos play a very important role in local ecology due to their insect diet.
Welcome giant !


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