Armadillo Visits 10TV For Zoo Segment


UPDATED: Monday August 11, 2014 2:04 PM

An armadillo from the Columbus Zoo visited the 10TV studio this afternoon. 

Bonita is a three banded armadillo, who travels around with her friend Jack Hanna.

Bonita comes from South America, but she has close relatives that live in the southern part of the United States. 

Armadillos are in the toothless mammal family, so they do not bite. However they have long claws made for digging.

As an insectivore, Bonita can use her claws to dig up termite mines and ant mounds. She also has a long, sticky tongue to eat up those insects.

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