three-banded armadillo

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Noun1.three-banded armadillo - South American armadillo with three bands of bony platesthree-banded armadillo - South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates
armadillo - burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates
genus Tolypeutes, Tolypeutes - a genus of Dasypodidae
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It is an insect-eating edentate -- it is a Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo.
According to the BBC, the Brazilian three-banded armadillo is the basis of the Fuleco mascot that would feature on official merchandise and souvenirs during the World Cup.
They will also look to include projects that reduce emissions by avoiding deforestation in areas holding vulnerable species, including the World Cup mascot, the Brazilian three-banded armadillo.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil will begin a program meant to save the endangered three-banded armadillo, the mascot for this year's World Cup, the Environment Ministry said Tuesday.
The 13-year-old Fuleco, meaning football and ecology, is an environmentally-friendly three-banded armadillo.