All of the animals in the book have an illustration that accompanies them, while most of them have a photograph. Most young readers will see the animals drawn on the cover, read, or make out ‘screaming hairy armadillo’ and be curious. Biology: The gestation time is 2 months, and there may be multiple litters per year. For kids ages 7-to-14, “weird, wild” is the appeal, so get “The Screaming Hairy Armadillo.” Yep, fun learning is the name of the game. At Zoo Atlanta they receive a nutritionally balanced diet of commercially produced insectivore chow. Not really. They can also be considered a pest species as their digging for insects can damage crops and disrupt farmers’ livelihoods. Some armadillos are very small, while others are huge. The gestation period is about 60 to 75 days. Screaming Hairy Armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus) As its name implies, the screaming hairy armadillo squeals when threatened, perhaps by a hungry jaguar. [caption id="attachment_49" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Two Mojos at the playground"][/caption] Trey, AKA, Daddy Mojo My name is Trey Burley and I’m a Stay At Home Dad. Capybara 86. Screaming hairy armadillos are the smallest of the three known species of armadillos, but they get their name from their hirsute bodies and the high-pitched squeals they emit as defense mechanisms. Now he’s an almost on-level third-grade reader. It is also known as the Screaming Hairy Armadillo for the loud scream like squeal that it makes. The Screaming Hairy Armadillo is by Matthew Murrie and Steve Murrie with illustrations by Julie Benbassat and on Workman Publishing. The smallest is the pink fairy armadillo, which is about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long. All age comic books, Kidlit, education, movies, entertainment and parenting. Armadillos are prolific diggers. Mexican prairie dog 83. The hairy armadillo lives in sloping burrows in desert sand dunes. Many species use their sharp claws to dig for food, such as grubs, and to dig dens. I believe the Screaming Hairy Armadillo is really just the 25th most suitable mammalian pet. You can find out more about us at They’re also long enough to enable those ages to get information for a short science or nature studies paper. This species thrives in desert, grassland, scrubland and savanna habitats. View all posts by Daddy Mojo, Sometimes the most experienced parent can use a little mojo. Species ID Suggestions Sign in to suggest organism ID. During warm seasons, they are active during afternoon and night. This little one is an albino which is not common in the wild. In winter, the armadillo is more active during the day. They can be seen in broad daylight, waddling across grasslands and sand dunes. They are wild animals, and any wild animal should be treated … Each day that I spend with him during the week is…, They Threw Us Away blazes a must-read trail of action and friendship, The Constitution Decoded, a readable, fun reference book, The Beast and the Bethany is pitch-perfect for ages 9 and up, Who Gives A Poop?, STEM, fun, edutainment for 10 and up, National Geographic Kids: Brain Candy, a rabbit hole of fun and learning. Screaming hairy armadillos are found in parts of the Gran Chaco and Pampas areas of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. They can be seen in broad daylight, waddling across grasslands and sand dunes. Major threats to this species include hunting, habitat fragmentation and illegal trade. Habitat and Anatomy. They are often found building homes in sand dunes where they are easily able to dig. This Armadillo has the ability to bury itself in seconds if alarmed. This book explains the scientific name, habitat, and some fun facts about these unusual critters like their curious habits, … Are armadillos dangerous? They simply dig new ones when it's time to sleep. The end of the book also has notes on further reading, conservation, the authors, photo credits, and animal discovery. 6 Comments It rocks raising our son. The contents of The Screaming Hairy Armadillo are broken up into five chapters that include Funny Names, Magical Names, Fierce Names, Delicious Names, and Just Plain Weird Names. The screaming hairy armadillo is a burrowing armadillo of arid areas from low to high altitudes. Habitat: C. nationi lives exclusively in open high-altitude grasslands. The Screaming Hairy Armadillo also spends more time with each animal. Black-tailed prairie dog The carapace of this species has about 18 bands, between six to nine of which are movable and allow them to curl up slightly but not completely. Those younger readers will immediately recognize that the text is just a hair simpler for them to read. Native Habitat Found just east of the Andes Mountains in the Monte Desert, screaming hairy armadillos inhabit parts of Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. While other armadillos remain hidden in their burrows, hairy armadillos often emerge to hunt. We read about two pages on each animal that describes what they eat, where they live, any special physical traits they have, or any odd trivia. Notes: photos by Charles Vollum. Raccoon 82. They are hunted for multiple reasons. The result of this is that kids might read one profile and call it a night, but also might dive into another one. Like all armadillos, the screaming hairy armadillo comes from South America (the nine-banded armadillo may be known here in North America, but can also range into South America), and like the other two armadillo species we have already met, the screaming hairy armadillo was named as such for obvious reasons. They have a life span of 5 – 10 years. moose) 84. The Screaming Hairy Armadillo grabs the attention of elementary and middle school reader through its curious and sometimes gross animals. Generally two young are produced, usually 1 male and 1 female. Tweet; Description: AKA little hairy armadillo. There Are 21 Identified Armadillo Species. Armadillos prefer to live near moist regions like streams, rivers, creeks, ponds, reservoirs and tropical forests, because these places have moist soil that is easy to dig. 6 Comments As its name implies, the screaming hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus) squeals when threatened, perhaps by a hungry jaguar. Brown bear (i.e. Females give birth to one infant, sometimes twins. These creatures seldom bother to return to their old burrows. Once the aforementioned sun decides to set, our little Screaming friend will come out to forage. Like many desert dwellers, they prefer to have multiple burrows. The illustrations are great, but if your ‘reader’ is only coming to books like these for the photos then they’ll tire of this book quickly. Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one” and refers to the bony plates that cover the back, head, legs, and tail of most of these odd looking creatures. Armadillos prefer to live near moist regions like streams, rivers, creeks, ponds, reservoirs and tropical forests, because these places have moist soil that is easy to dig.

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