When they are looking for food they dig in the ground and this makes holes that other animals live in, like rattlesnakes, skunks and burrowing owls.
The most interesting thing about armadillos is that they are covered in armour to stop other animals eating them, and look a bit like a tortoise. "Armadillo" means "little armoured one" in Spanish and the Aztecs called them "turtle-rabbits". Sometimes you see the skull with the armoured skin as well, like on this page.
This was great gift and I enjoyed finding out about armadillos.
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