The Armadillo, specifically the Three-Banded Armadillo

I thought today would be a good day to share something personal about me: My favourite animal.

Now many of you may believe this to be classified in another way, but I have always found that knowing someone’s favourite animal allows you to find out more about the person themselves. For an example, if your favourite animal is a dog (which is statistically seen to be the most popular favourite animal), then you are seen to be the most fun to be around due to your tendance in being more extroverted, more agreeable and more conscientious. Many people fall in the dog people category because they enjoy having companions with them when they go out, which shows them to be more social and allows them to have the ability to talk to strangers.

**DICALIMER** 

This may not be the same for all dog people/lovers as everyone is unique, however, for the most part, it shows similar characteristics.

**DISCLAIMER**

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A closed and opened Three-Banded Armadillo at the San Diego Zoo.

 

Now my favourite animal is the Three-Banded Armadillo, which is seen to be one of the vulnerable species of armadillo. I love this species of armadillo due to the fact that they are small and can usually escape from bad things. If they ever want to protect themselves, they roll up into a tight ball -and guess what, they’re the only species of armadillo who are capable of doing such a thing!- since their leather armoured back protects them. Many people could see this as cowardice, but I can completely relate to it. I like to hide from the world, which is one of the reasons why I am anonymous on this blog. They are also incredibly famous because of their armour due to the fact that they are the only species of animal who have this shell making them unique. Their name -Armadillo- in Spanish means ‘Little Armoured One’.

Unfortunately, my favourite species of armadillo has suffered a 30% decline in the last 10 years allowing it to become a vulnerable species. The people of Brazil (where they are primarily found) asked for the Armadillo to the mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and in September of 2012, they signed some papers making sure that it would become the mascot. This allowed more people to be aware of the species and many things were set up to raise money to protect different vulnerable and endangered animals in Brazil.

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Here are the past mascots from past FIFA World Cups:

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So there it is, my post on my favourite animal 😀 I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed it. But I have one last question two last questions:

What is your view on testing on animals?
Would you like me to tell you your personality off of our favourite animal?

Thank you for reading my new blog post! See you whenever  🙂

Elettra

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