Animal Size

Giant armadillo size: How big do they get?

How big does a Giant armadillo get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) reaches an average size of 87.4 cm (2′ 11″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 15 years, they grow from 113 grams (0.25 lbs) to 41.33 kg (91.11 lbs). A Giant armadillo has 1 babies at once. The Giant armadillo (genus: Priodontes) is a member of the family Dasypodidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Giant armadillo is  (2' 11

The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), colloquially tatou, ocarro, tatu-canastra or tatú carreta, is the largest living species of armadillo (although their extinct relatives, the glyptodonts, were much larger). It lives in South America, ranging throughout as far south as northern Argentina. This species is considered vulnerable to extinction.The giant armadillo prefers termites and some ants as prey, and often consumes the entire population of a termite mound. It also has been known to prey upon worms, larvae and larger creatures, such as spiders and snakes, and plants.At least one zoo park, in Villavicencio, Colombia – Los Ocarros – is dedicated to this animal.

Animals of the same family as a Giant armadillo

We found other animals of the Dasypodidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Giant armadillo

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Giant armadillo:

Animals with the same litter size as a Giant armadillo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Giant armadillo:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Giant armadillo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Giant armadillo:

Animals with the same weight as a Giant armadillo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Priodontes maximus: