Today in animals you might not believe are real (but are!): the pink fairy armadillo. This species (Chlamyphorus truncatus) grows to just about 6 inches long, making them the smallest armadillos in the world.
They are found only in central Argentina, and because they’re nocturnal and spend a lot of time burrowing underground, the elusive creatures are difficult to study.
Like other armadillos, pink fairy armadillos have a shell (or carapace) but theirs is softer, thinner and more flexible. The shell’s color comes from blood vessels close to the surface.
source credit: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
“always be yourself unless you can be an armadillo,
then always be an armadillo.”
some animals are so unusual, it’s hard to believe they’re real.
what’s the most interesting/unusual animal you’ve ever encountered?