The Nine-banded armadillo is a small armored animal from the eastern united states to Uruguay. It is a insectivore that is a real though survivor. Its armor is tough enough to handle predators, and when in water it can swim with a internal life jacket. It has strong claws that can dig into tough soil and can live in scrub land, prairies and tropical rainforests. This little mammal has been moving North ever since the end of the Pleistocene epoch.