We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust
The Nine-banded Armadillo has a large range spanning the Americas and is very common in the Ibera Marshes. It lives in the isolated wooded areas of our reserve and comes out at dusk to hunt insects. It is solitary, nocturnal and not normally seen except on camera trap.
This species has a high reproductive rate with few predators, partially owing to its speed when confronted and its armour like plating. Predators include the Puma ,Maned Wolf, large raptors and humans, who hunt the armadillo for its meat.
Its length, including the tail ranges from 60-100cm with an average weight of 2.5-7kg, making it the largest species of armadillo.
In Argentina it is known as Tatu negro.