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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Fuleco was a Brazilian three-banded armadillo wearing a white t-shirt reading "Brasil 2014".
It is an insect-eating edentate -- it is a Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo. It is an inspired choice.
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.
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. His appearance at The Big Entertainment show is open to everyone and registration can take place on the day.
Summary: A three-banded armadillo will be the official mascot of the 2014 World Cup.