No, you’re not looking at a fan-made CG creation of a real Pokemon character, but rather the Pink Fairy Armadillo. It’s the smallest species of armadillo and found in central Argentina, where it inhabits dry grasslands and sandy plains with thorn bushes and cacti. Continue reading for a video and more information.

The pink fairy armadillo is approximately 90-115 mm (3.5-4.5 inches) long, excluding the tail, and is pale rose or pink in color. It has the ability to bury itself completely in a matter of seconds if frightened.

It is a nocturnal animal. It burrows small holes near ant colonies in dry soil, and feeds mainly on ants and ant larvae near its burrow. Occasionally, it feeds on worms, snails, insects and larvae, or various plant and root material.

The pink fairy armadillo spends much of its time under the ground, as it is a “sand swimmer” similar to the golden mole or the marsupial mole. It uses large front claws to agitate the sand, allowing it to almost swim through the ground in a manner reminiscent of swimming through water. It is torpedo-shaped, and has a shielded head and back.


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