This is what we like to see! This is one of the most fascinating animals that we protect in the @junglekeepers sanctuary. This is a Giant Armadillo (Priodontes Maximus) and it’s the largest living species of armadillo, and they are one of the major excavators of the jungle. They burrow extensive cave systems into the soil that are used by hundreds of other creatures (snakes, rodents, cats, short eared dogs, and even ocelots). The boroughs provide a place to live for many animals, and also a shelter from predators and extreme weather for many more. When armadillos are not in their burrows, one of their favorite past times is breaking into fallen in logs where giant weevils have laid eggs. Those eggs hatch into fat delicious grubs, which are both a local delicacy for indigenous people (see my post, where I am eating them! ) and a primary food source for the armadillos. Here our rangers have found a giant armadillo in the act of feasting, and looking quite pleased with himself!
Great shot @dashdfc