Although they are the largest of the armadillo species, these giants are rarely seen. Until recently, very little was known about them and what was known, was not certain.
Through the efforts of the Giant Armadillo Project and their awareness building in both scientific journals and popular media, the world now knows these giants exist and that many species depend on their burrows.
Now that we know they're here, we have the chance to help them and those other species survive. Already naturally scarce, they are becoming increasingly rare due to anthropogenic impacts. Learn more.
If you're producing a story on armadillos including giant armadillos, this media packet provides background on the species and why they are important for all of us. Available in English and Portuguese.
Join in the effort to conserve giant armadillos and the many species who depend on them. Funds are received by the nonprofit Institute for the Conservation of Wild Animals (ICAS), the NGO that provides support for the Giant Armadillo Project.