Patagonian Hairy Armadillo, Chaetophractus villosus, Pali Aike, Patagonia, Chile

Trotting in the open between feeding tunnels while looking for invertebrate prey, a Patagonian Hairy Armadillo, Chaetophractus villosus passes us by in the steppe of Pali Aike National Park in Magallanes, Chilean Patagonia. A mammal of diurnal and nocturnal habits, it lives in burrows of up to 5 meters long and one meter deep.

Patagonian Hairy Armadillo, Photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions
Patagonian Hairy Armadillo, Photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions