Tag: armadillos

February 2, 2022

Human presence keeps armadillos up at night

Proximity to humans may be turning armadillos into night owls. Nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus)—the only armadillo species found in the United States—are distributed widely across southern states. They are also...

November 30, 2021

Watch: North Carolina wildlife managers grapple with armadillos

Wildlife managers are struggling to manage the spread of armadillos into North Carolina. Nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) are historically found in Texas and some surroundings states, with a range reaching...

September 23, 2019

Armadillo likely damaged endangered flowers

A nonnative armadillo is the likely culprit in a case involving damaged endangered coneflowers in Georgia. “We looked over the site very thoroughly because obviously from the naked eye, it...