Scientific Name: Chaetophractus vellerosus

Found In: Argentina, Plurinational States of Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay

Size: The male armadillo has a length of 12.9 to 15.7 inches and a weight of 19.2 to 46.9 ounces. The female armadillo measures between 10.4 and 16.5 inches and a weight of 9.1 to 39.7 ounces.

Diet: Their diet is mainly composed of beetles, butterfly larvae, plant matter and small vertebrates.

Threat Level: Least Concern – This animal is heavily hunted for its meat and carapace (including for charangos, a musical instrument, and matracas).

Facts: During the cold season, Screaming Hairy Armadillos are mainly active at noon and the early afternoon, while in warm seasons their activity period shifts to the afternoon and night.