Three-banded Armadillo Tolypeutes matacus/ Tolypeutes tricinctus 

Three-banded Armadillo
Three-banded Armadillo
3-banded Armadillo
There are two species of Three-banded Armadillo, the Brazilian, endemic to Brazil (T. tricinctus) and the Southern (T. matacus) from southern Brazil, northern Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia. They look similar with similar habits. The Southern Three-banded is shown here.
Three-banded Armadillo
Three-banded Armadillo
3-banded Armadillo
Like all armadillos, its topside is covered in bony plates for protection. The two 3-banded species are the only two which can roll up completely in a ball for protection. They are nocturnal and and mainly eat ants/termites and other insects with their sticky tongue but will eat some vegetation.
Three-banded Armadillo
Three-banded Armadillo
Both species are at risk from destruction of habitat and hunting for meat or the pet trade.