Armadillos

Why Do Nine-Banded Armadillos Give Birth to Quadruplets Every Time?

Armadillos are placental mammals under the order Cingulata. They are known for the bony plates that cover their entire body which serve as their first line of defense against predators. While there are different subspecies of this mammal, the nine-banded armadillo has a unique birthing pattern. Why do they give birth by 4s? Nine-banded armadillos …

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