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