Skip to main content

Video: This armadillo really enjoyed taking his bath

Hahm lives at the Lake Superior Zoo.

Armadillo bath

Sometimes, a bath feels soooo good! That was the reaction of our six-banded armadillo, Hahm, age 9, who really got into his bath (literally and figuratively) when he was offered one recently. Zookeeper Jackie took this adorable video of him cleaning up and having a ball. Hahm is just one of the animals you can see and learn about when you come out to the zoo!

Posted by Lake Superior Zoo on Friday, January 27, 2017

This six-banded armadillo seemed to really enjoy his bath.

Hahm is a 9-year-old armadillo who lives at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. He was given a bath the other day, and zookeeper Jackie Fallon took a video (watch it above) of him rolling and splashing around.

The video is a little dark because Hahm lives in the nocturnal building. The building is on a reverse light cycle, so it's dark during the day. That way people who visit the zoo can see the nocturnal animals awake instead of snoozing.

More on armadillos

Armadillo is Spanish for "little armored one" – when an armadillo feels threatened, they freeze and draw their legs under their shield to protect their vulnerable underside, the zoo says.

Six-banded armadillos are the second-largest armadillo species, and are native to South America. They can live 8-12 years in the wild, but if they're in captivity they can live to be up to 20 years old.

And every armadillo's head plates are different – a lot like human fingerprints.

To read more about armadillos, click here.Credit: Lake Superior Zoo

Next Up

covid test 6

You can order 4 free at-home COVID tests starting January 19

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.

Screen Shot 2022-01-17 at 9.39.38 PM

Jordan Greenway runs into Darcy Kuemper, sparks fight

Kuemper got knocked out of the game, leading to the brawl.

Kirill Kaprizov

MacKinnon's controversial goal helps Avalanche top Wild

Kirill Kaprizov's two goals were spoiled by a questionable call.

powell itasca jail jan 2022 resize

Attorney accused of sex assault misses hearing, DMs judge

He was arrested the next day after a warrant was issued,

lorie shaull vulcan snow park st paul winter carnival 2018

Winter Carnival: Get vaccinated or test negative before coming

Organizers are also reminding people to be mindful of the city's emergency regulations.

hospital, emergency room

Driver, 15 years old, hurt when car collides with SUV

The road was wet at the time, the State Patrol said.

Tyler Wahl

Minnesotans have the Badgers back in the national spotlight

Three of Wisconsin's four leading scorers are from Minnesota.

Related

Video: We tried to guess pets' names just by looking at them

Let's just say, some pets truly do live up to their names.

Video: We met Steven Seagull at his favorite spot in Duluth

Steven Seagull has been a regular at the Duluth Super 8 hotel for 17 years.

A sad ending, but a true group effort to save an injured eagle

A whole host of people came together to do what they could for the injured bald eagle.

Video: What zoo animals do when it's 0 degrees outside

You can get really close to the giraffes and zebras.

Cute video alert: These rescued foxes think they're puppies

They'll even play fetch ... if they feel like it.