Baby Armadillo at Jambo Junction
Jambo Junction has recently welcomed a new addition to our three banded armadillo family. Our duo has now become a trio thanks to proud parents, Zowie and Ollie. Born June 21, 2012 the baby was the size of a golf ball, now a month later has grown to be the size of a tennis ball. When full grown adult armadillo’s are roughly the size of a softball and believe or not there are species that are even smaller than the three banded armadillo!
Baby taking a nap!
Fun Baby Facts!
Did you know…
- The gestation period for a three banded armadillo is just 120 days!
- The young will nurse for about 72 days before being weaned.
- Baby armadillos are born blind but quickly develop the ability to walk and close their shell.
- After 72 days baby armadillos are no longer dependent on mom and will go out on their own.
Baby and mama Zowie enjoying some outside time.
What would you name something this cute?
We have not named the baby yet so if you want to give your two cents as to what it could be, comment below.
Remember if you want to get any up-close animal encounters read my blog about open house at Jambo Junction.