Back to School with Armadillos

It’s a common nightmare! You are getting ready for school when you realize that you are supposed to turn in a report on My Favorite Animal, and you completely forgot to do it!

And, sure, you know that armadillos are the best animal ever (they’re so cute and scaly!), but, unfortunately, you are not an expert or anything. Never fear, the library is here! Our eLibrary resources are available right from home and will get you plenty of armadillo info in a flash. They’re easy to use and you can trust that the information is accurate.

How fast can you get 5 armadillo facts?

Here’s what I got from SDCL’s eLibrary in five minutes:

  1. Armadillos are found in North, Central, and South America. (Encyclopedia Britannica)
  2. The biggest armadillos can weigh 120 lbs. That’s as much as an adult human! (SIRS Discoverer)
  3. Their scales act as armor. When they are attacked, they curl up in a ball so that their soft bits are protected. (Downloadable ebooks)
  4. The word “armadillo” is Spanish for “little armored one.” (Gale in Context)
  5. In Bolivia, people love to play the charango, which is made from armadillo armor and looks like a small guitar. They even have an annual Charango Music Festival. (Culturegrams)

Now that you know all that, maybe you’d like to read more about armadillos. Here’s a list of great armadillo books. Request some to come to your local library just for you!