Armadillos are insectivores who enjoy a diet of invertebrates and insects, and they primarily eat grubs, insects, spiders, lizards, scorpions and worms. Armadillos may also eat carrion, eggs and fruit.Know More
The armadillo uses its super sensitive nose to sniff out its food, and if food is underground — such as burrowing bugs — the armadillo will use its long claws to uproot it — a behavior that has led to the armadillo being considered a pest by many homeowners, gardeners and farmers.
The armadillo has a broad range that stretches from South and Central America through Mexico and the Southern U.S. It generally prefers wetlands, savannas and prairies.Learn more about Mammals
One unusual fact about armadillos is that bony plates that cover the top part of their bodies, including the heads and tails are called scutes. These are modified scales and are covered with a leathery skin. The scutes overlap to give the animal more protection.Full Answer >
The name "armadillo" translates as "little-armored one," which refers to this creature's armor of protective plates. Armadillos are between 5 and 59 inches long, and weigh between 3 ounces and 120 pounds. They live in the southern United States, Mexico, Central America and throughout most of South America.Full Answer >
Wrens are primarily insectivores, meaning that they eat insects and spiders such as beetles, caterpillars, earwigs, flies and leafhoppers. Some species of wren have adapted to their environment to include other food items, such as berries.Full Answer >
Coyotes are omnivores that mainly eat small mammals, including rabbits, squirrels and mice. They adapt well to the food that is available in a particular region, which is one reason they survive well in diverse places, including suburban areas.Full Answer >