Hairy Armadillos on Peninsula Valdez

13th March 2013. Today I went in our car to see some Orcas and Elephant seals on the Peninsular Valdez in Argentina but we didn’t see any!

Just a board to tell us about them! The Orcas are also called Killer Whales but are actually members of the dolphin family. They are also called killer whales but they haven’t killed humans except when they are captive. They are the worlds largest predator of warm blooded animals – they hunt seals and penguins and we could have seen this on the peninsular.  They launch themselves right onto the beach to catch them!

We just read the sign! :(

We just read the sign! 😦

Watch this amazing YouTube video to see what we missed:

But seeing hairy armadillos made up for it , as well as emus, guanacos – which are related to camels, penguins and cute little rodents!

Cute grey rodents, guanacos, emus and the first hairy armadillo we see!

Cute grey rodents, guanacos, emus and the first hairy armadillo we see!

We saw the first armadillo near the car in the car park and it didn’t seem scared of us, snuffling around!

When we saw the second one, I made this video!  Hope you like it!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicky
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 15:24:59

    We loved your video Ben of the hairy armadillo – wow!

    Nicky Ellie Mia xxx

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  2. Val
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 23:00:56

    Hi Ben. I used this blog at my latest assembly with Zoe’s Izuagu falls blog. Everyone loved the video of the Hairy Armadillo. They made me play it three times! You are famous at Woodridge for your animals! Love Val

    Reply

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