Archive for 'Dasypodidae'

Six-Banded Armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus)

As I was focusing on the many small and low plants in the sandy open spaces around the buildings of Pousada Xaraés, this armadillo was passing by. As with the others I’ve encountered here, it was moving quickly, sniffing in one area for a short time, then quickly moving on. Here it’s superficially digging into […]

Six-Banded Armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus)

I encountered a few armadillos while in Pantanal, and this one was racing in the open landscape. I had to run to keep up! Not because it was disturbed by me, but because of whatever was on its agenda. Also called yellow armadillo.

Nine-Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

During the hours between 18:00 and 09:00 when the Iguaçu National Park on the Brazilian side is closed, and only guests of the Hotel das Catarates have access, you will most likely see a lot more of the local fauna. This armadillo was foraging alongside the path following the falls.

Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi)

My first and only sighting the this species, and I was in luck as this species is hunted to such an extent that it’s now red listed as vulnerable by IUCN. How much so became clear as my driver ran up to the animal and looked at it more as a food item than an […]