This is Tuck
He is our Three-banded armadillo living in the Drylands “Desert” exhibit over at natural encounters. You might not always see him on exhibit, due to him being nocturnal, but every once in a while you can catch this guy running around causing trouble. Whether he is harassing the keepers in the morning while they are trying to clean, wanting to play with the Springhaas while he is trying to sleep, or simply trying to ram into the Ground squirrels for unknown reasons. With all that being said he is still a rather cool little guy. For instance he can roll up into a ball due to having the strongest abdominal muscles for any animal equal to size, trap air under his shell to make it across a river, or just walk hold his breath for five minutes and walk the river bottom. Also with being an armadillo means he totally digs bugs. Haha get it digs bugs…because armadillos dig and…moving on. Even though armadillos are known for digging holes for safety, the three-banded prefers hiding in bushes. This is because he always has his armor on his back.