Talk:Giant armadillo

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conservation status?[edit]

the article says extremely endangered, and the box says lower risk. what's the deal? pauli 02:36, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

It is Endangered [1]. Ucucha (talk) 14:35, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

the armadillo pictured is not a giant armadillo. Giant Armadillos have more bands on their shell and a lighter coloring around the edge. i suggest changing the picture to an accurate one. thank you.

The claws are too small, too, I think. Might it have been an Euphractus? See commons:Image:Chubut-PeninsulaValdes-Armadillo-TatuCarreta-P2230729b.jpg. Ucucha (talk) 14:35, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

I think that picture you have of the hunter with the dead giant armadillo is the crudest and most sickest thing ever. your screwed up man they are endangered

What are you referring to? There are no hunting pics on this page. Ucucha (talk) 14:35, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

I believe he/she is refering to the image on one of the linked pages. Content which is not part of this wiki entry other than a link really. 21:44, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

because I'm the best Yupp

commons:Image:Chubut-PeninsulaValdes-Armadillo-TatuCarreta-P2230729b.jpg This image does not show a giant armadillo (named Tatú Carreta in Argentina), but a hairy armadillo (Zaedyus pichiy), common in Península Valdés.

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On the general Armadillo page, it says Giant Armadillos grow up to 5 feet and can weigh 150 lbs. This page says 35 inches and 71 lbs. I get the impression that the general Armadillo page is correct but I can't be sure; I'm not armadillo expert. Can anyone clear up the discrepancy? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:19, 28 March 2010 (UTC)


Started adding content as per the GLAM project. Will add refs and wikifications later. Aurous One (talk) 22:26, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

References are done. Aurous One (talk) 00:27, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

No juveniles in the field?[edit]

Little is currently known about this species' reproductive biology, and no juveniles have ever been discovered in the field. Outdated? A picture can be found here: See also the news links on that page! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:44, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Giant Armadillo Project[edit]

  • Nature #3509
Premieres Wednesday, April 19, 2017 on PBS.
Hotel Armadillo follows the work of conservation biologist Arnaud Desbiez, who founded the Giant Armadillo Project, and his team. The Project is supported by more than 40 zoos and aquariums worldwide.

Video of adults and baby. Video of many other species visiting burrow. Only one baby per three years according to this show. - (talk) 02:51, 22 April 2017 (UTC)