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This is kind of a BIG DILLO…

Providence, Rhode Island’s Roger Williams Park Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of four nine-banded armadillos on April 23rd! Meet Sophia, Rose, Dorothy and Blanche. Mom Patsy and her pups are doing well and bonding off-exhibit. Animal and vet care staff will continue to monitor them.


Nine-banded armadillos have four identical pups of the same gender in every litter.

Baby armadillos are often called pups and when born, their shell is soft and a light gray/pink.

After a few days their shell will begin to harden until they reach maturity.