Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!
Armoured animals are those that have external protection, such as a shell, which is usually composed of chitin, bone, or keratin. Armour is most common in prey species as it acts as a form of defence against predators.
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Very aptly named! These boisterous bugs can create a small explosion to ward off predators.
Living up to its name, the Galapagos Giant Tortoise is the biggest tortoise in the world!
Hawksbill Turtles are able to feast on sponges that are toxic to other animals.
Ladybirds are called Ladybugs in the US. In Europe they are alse referred to as lady beetles.
Tiny but mighty, the Leaf Cutter Ant makes heavy lifting look like child’s play!
The Leatherback Turtle is the 4th largest reptile in the world. That is heavier than some rhinos!