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Nine-banded Armadillo

The hard shell on this nine-banded armadillo helps protect it from animal predators. Sadly, it doesn't do well around cars and will jump in front of a car's headlights. The female armadillo always gives birth to quadruplets -- either all male or all female.

Named by the Legislature in 1995