Animal Weight

How much does a Giant armadillo weight?

It is hard to guess what a Giant armadillo weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) on average weights 41.33 kg (91.11 lbs).

The Giant armadillo is from the family Dasypodidae (genus: Priodontes). It is usually born with about 113 grams (0.25 lbs). They can live for up to 15 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 87.4 cm (2′ 11″). Usually, Giant armadillos have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Giant armadillo is 41.33 kg (91.11 lbs)

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 weight as a Giant armadillo

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

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: