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At the moment Earth is the only known to the scientific community of the planet on which life exists. Perhaps it is good that at the moment, mankind is not able to detect alien creatures, because we have not yet managed to fully explore even a small part of all terrestrial animals. But among them there are very interesting creatures, like the giant Armadillo (Priodontes maximus), which mainly inhabit South America. At first it may seem that these ridiculous in view of the creation of an entirely uninteresting. But did you know that they are considered owners of the largest number of teeth among all mammals that live on land? And what about the length of their claws is equal to the length of the palm of an adult? In this piece I propose to know some interesting facts about these animals and make sure they are amazing.
First, let's talk a little bit about the structure of their body. In history, scientists have been able to find a giant Armadillo, with a body length of 75 to 100 inches, that is, they are no longer than one meter. Body weight is living on the will of individuals does not exceed 32 kilos, but some of them are in nature reserves and zoos — that they can "grow fat" to 60 kilos. The body of the Armadillo is covered with a shell composed of bony plates with a Horny skin. The armor of these creatures are painted in brown color, and the belly is much lighter.
As mentioned above, giant armadillos have the largest number of teeth among all the land mammals. In their mouth there are from 80 to 100 teeth, but they can hardly tear other animals to pieces. In General, armadillos are considered to be rather peaceful creatures. They sleep during the day and hunting out only at night. Their diet consists of ants and insect larvae. Fortunately, they live in damp jungles, where such "Goodies" for them just in bulk. For insect control they use his long tongue, similar to covered with saliva, writhing worm. The vision they have is bad, so while hunting is to rely only on smell.
As you can see, battleships are long and thin tongue
The Length of the nails, and to be more precise, the claws of a giant Armadillo is the largest in the animal world. According to the researchers, who had a long time to work with these creatures, their length corresponds to the length of the palm adults. Long nails they, as you might guess, required for digging burrows, which are used for housing, and for hunting ants and insect larvae. Usually, they equip the dwelling with a depth of up to 7 meters near water and trees. Nesting chamber in which to sleep armadillos, is in the end holes, and lined with dry leaves and grass. After the rains the litter gets wet, so the armored creatures have to personally upgrade it.
the Claws of armadillos are also very long
Armor these creatures was given for a reason. The fact is that armadillos are pretty much natural enemies. For example, they are hunted by wolves, coyotes, dogs and even people. In the event of danger, these unusual animals can curl up and turn into "armored ball." Thanks to its durable shell, they are not afraid of stings of any predators. If forced to fight, armadillos stand on its hind legs, propping his body with the help of the tail. The battle can go and huge claws, so that predators is worth several times to think before to attack these creatures. They are too well protected and armed.
At the moment, the giant Armadillo is considered vulnerable animals, therefore, are protected. The greatest danger to these creatures is man. A large number of armadillos killed by cars. They also often look down on agricultural fields, but only in search of insects and vegetation do not touch. But often they still become victims of people. Even greater risk of their machines that their meat can be eaten.
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