Arcane facts about armadillos
Armadillos and the fight to cure leprosy
armadillo is a known carrier of leprosy and is a key
subject animal in Hansen's disease research.
those A&M frat boys are known to have checked into the infirmary with
lesions in interesting places. Seems someone had a funny idea
The things you learn when your Mom works in a zoo.
-- with permission from an on-line chat
Here's a link about human-armadillo leprosy
Armadillos are the only mammals in which multiple young form from a single egg with any regularity.
MR. SMARTY PANTS KNOWS SEPTEMBER 19, 2003 BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
The armadillo is neither a rodent nor a marsupial
and they are not related to the opossum any more than you are. ... Their closest relatives are sloths and anteaters.
from: Armadillo Online
Volkswagen-sized armadillos once roamed the Americas
The almost complete fossil of a giant armadillo which lived up to 2 million years ago and would have been
the size of a Volkswagen Beetle was found in southern Peru. The fossil was 6 feet 6 inches long
including the tail, 3 feet 6 inches wide and with an average height of 3 feet.
from: Fossil of Ice Age armadillo found in Peru
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