The armadillo lizard is considered one of the most amazing creatures inhabiting the planet. Its uniqueness is associated with an interesting appearance.
At the moment, this species is on the verge of extinction. The armadillo lizard lives in the rocky and arid regions of Africa, but now it is popular with reptile lovers around the world.
The lizard has unique protection and a rather frightening appearance, they can be both unusually cute and very eccentric.
Reptiles have sharp, armor-like stripes along their entire body and they curl up when threatened, just like armadillos.
But the amazing characteristics of these lizards do not end there.
Their other original feature is that they hide with the whole family in crevices of rocks. And in “peacetime” they love to sunbathe.
And they are also rare reptiles that do not continue their offspring by laying eggs.
Armadillos are of various colors, ranging from dark brown to light yellow.
This species is easily recognizable precisely because of the characteristic thorns that do not cover only the lower abdomen and tail. And it is for this reason that they roll up to protect vulnerable parts of the body.
It can stay in this protective position for up to an hour.
This position protects them from mongooses, snakes and large birds. It is quite simple to catch an armadillo.
They do not require special care and can be kept at home. And for this reason, there is a fairly widespread trafficking in these types of lizards.