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Did your little zoologist get intrigued by watching that documentary on armadillos? Are you looking for some armadillo coloring pages to further his intrigue? If you nodded along, you should consider reading our post!
An armadillo is a strange group of animals originating in South America. These animals have a suit of armor to protect themselves from predators. In fact, the name armadillo translates to “little-armored one” in Spanish. Despite having a natural shell, armadillos are rather friendly and adaptable animals. They have just a few natural enemies like hunters, dogs, and automobiles. Check out ten of the best armadillo coloring pages below.
1. Nine-Banded Armadillo:
Here’s a coloring image of a nine-banded armadillo. It’s the only armadillo in the United States. Nine-Banded Armadillo or a long-nosed armadillo has seven to eleven armor bands. These armadillos have an elongated snout and a hairless body.
2. Giant Armadillo:
This coloring page features a giant armadillo. This diagram highlights the body armor of an armadillo. A giant armadillo is around 40 inches long and weighs 132 pounds. This elusive armadillo has up to 100 teeth. Despite its enormous size and 100 teeth, giant armadillo feed on ants and termites. The creature inhabits the grasslands, woodlands and rainforest of the Amazon.
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3. Sly Armadillo:
Look at this sly armadillo. It seems that he is up to something mischievous. We believe that he is going digging. What do you think? Armadillos have strong and short legs suitable for digging for food and shelter. Their strong claws help them tear through rotting wood to find food. They even rely on their digging ability to escape danger.
4. Pink Fairy Armadillo:
Here’s an animated coloring image of a pink fairy armadillo. The pink fairy armadillo is the tiniest armadillo alive. These armadillos do not grow more than 11 cm in length, and their average weight is 100 grams. This tiny armadillo is native to the dry grasslands and sandy plains of Argentina. The region provides dry soil, where pink fairy armadillos prefer to build their burrows.
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5. Armadillo In Search For Food:
Armadillos have a vast appetite. They can eat a wide variety of foods, ranging from plants to insects, with the help of their sticky tongues of course. Invertebrates like beetles, grubs and ants are their favorite. Some also eat the flesh of dead animals. Giant armadillos can also cause agricultural damage if they wander into a farmer’s field.
6. A For Armadillo:
Get your kid started with his alphabet practice with our A for armadillo coloring page. The coloring page requires children to trace upper and lowercase A and color the realistic image of an armadillo. You can also make him write the names of different animals starting with the letter A on the blank side of the Armadillo coloring page.
This coloring page features Fuleco, the Armadillo, the mascot of 2014 FIFA world cup. The mascot represents Brazilian’s three-banded armadillo, a species of armadillo native to Brazil. Fuleco spreads the message of ecology, sports and environmental concerns around the world. Have your little one color this cool armadillo in blue and yellow, his signature colors.
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8. Hairy Armadillo:
Hairy Armadillo, as the name suggests, have light brown hair covering their legs and undersides. They have hair sticking out from the spaces in their shell as well. These armadillos produce a strange sound whenever it perceives danger. Hairy Armadillos are native to Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, and Argentina.
9. Armadillo Feeling Cold:
It looks like Grandpa armadillo is feeling cold. We believe that giving him some colors may warm him up a bit. Can you ask your kid to add some bright colors to grandma armadillo and his surroundings? Armadillos are very sensitive to cold and cannot tolerate even short periods of cold. It’s because they don’t have large fat reserves that can help insulate their bodies.
10. Three-Banded Armadillo:
Here’s a simple coloring image of a three-banded armadillo. A unique feature of this armadillo is that it rolls its body into tight balls whenever it sees its predator approaching. These armadillos do not dig their burrows. Instead, they occupy the abandoned anteater burrows. The three-banded armadillos are native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia and feed primarily on fruits and beetle larvae.
We hope your kids enjoy learning about this strange animal with a roly-poly shell through our Armadillo coloring sheets. Does your kid like armadillos? Have you taken him to the zoo to see an armadillo? Tell us by commenting below!
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