Details for this Stuffed Animal
** Stuffed Armadillo
** Lighter Tan Body with Darker Tan “Shell”
** Made by Folkmanis Puppets
** 12 inch
Bringing life to plushies of all sorts, Folkmanis’ lovable armadillo is no exception.
But just what ‘is’ an armadillo? Like the platypus, it seems to be a unique and almost nonsensical blend of things that make you scratch your head and go “What was Mother Nature (or God, depending on your belief) thinking?” It’s like a rabbit, turtle, rat tank…thing.
In fact, the ancient Aztecs called them azotochtii, which in the native tongue, translates to ‘turtle rabbit’. Curiously, this nickname is very apt. And did you know that not all armadillos can roll up into a ball like this one? Most species are covered with so many plates and so much bony armor that they can’t roll up. But this smaller species from South America can.
And Folkmanis brings him to life with all the cuddliness and charm that they can muster. And trust us, there is a lot of it. When you roll this cute 12-inch long guy up into a ball, he fastens with Velcro, so you can bounce him around and snuggle the ball ‘o fun all you want.
“But wait” we hear you say. “What about the rabbit thing? We get the deal with the turtle reference, what with the armadillo’s big shell-like covering.” Well, when our little tank-like pals are surprised, they have a habit of jumping straight up into the air. In rural areas or on roads, this doesn’t go so well for them. But you will keep your new plush pal safe, right? No terminal jumping? Only snuggles and fun? We thought so.