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2011-04-28 10:40:00

Leprosy cases reported in the US only number around 150 per year and the majority of these cases can be attributed to travel to places such as Angola, Brazil and India. However, Scientists have identified a source for some of the unexplained cases that appear in the southern US - the nine-banded armadillo. DNA samples were taken from 33 wild armadillos in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Armadillos are one of the very few mammals that can carry the bacteria causing the...

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2006-12-12 14:23:20

The Six-banded Armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus), also known as the Yellow Armadillo, is a species of armadillo from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and isolated population in Suriname. Its body is usually yellowish in color, sometimes tan or light reddish-brown. It is a solitary nocturnal and land animal. It lives in many habitats from rainforest to grassland, but mainly found on open areas. It is omnivorous, feeding on a wide range of plant and animal...

2006-12-12 14:20:47

The Nine-banded Long-nosed Armadillo or just Nine-banded Armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, is a species of armadillo. It is from North, Central and South America. It is the most widespread member of the group. The Nine-banded Long-nosed Armadillo is a solitary, mainly nocturnal animal. It is found in many kinds of habitats, from mature and secondary rainforests to grassland and dry scrub. It is an omnivorous animal, but feeds basically on ants, termites and other insects. Range within...

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Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.