Translated from Spanish to mean ‘little armoured one’, armadillos are the only living mammal with such a shell!
Armoured animals are those that have external protection, such as a shell, which is usually composed of chitin, bone, or keratin. Armour is most common in prey species as it acts as a form of defence against predators.
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