Armadillo lizards look like real mini dragons

(ORDO NEWS) — An interesting armadillo lizard was recently discovered – one of the most unique creatures, also known as a mini dragon due to its way of curling up as a method of self-defense.

By the way, in this position, it is very similar to Ouroboros – a snake curled up in a ring or a lizard biting its own tail. It is one of the oldest symbols known to mankind, the exact origin of which – the historical period and a specific culture – cannot be established. This symbol has many different meanings. The physically coiled lizard has spiny fur, which is the world’s most unique lacewing species.

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Sharp and pointed armor is used for self-defense and protection against harsh environmental conditions. They usually hide between rock crevices in the deserts of South Africa and live in large groups. The most special characteristic of these mini dragons is that they are the only reptiles that do not lay eggs, but love to sunbathe. However, these small creatures are endangered due to the growth of illegal trade, which leads to a threat to their population.

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The reason for this is that, despite their small size, they are quite slow and therefore easy to catch. They may seem like dangerous creatures, but they come in a variety of colors and sizes, ranging from light buff to dark brown to camouflage themselves in the desert.

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They have a lifespan of over ten years and are four inches long when unfolded. They usually feed on small insects, including termites and invertebrates, and give birth to one or two per year because they do not lay eggs. They are not dangerous, while their only threat is man.

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In fact, they make good pets, but now they are used for illegal trade, which is a tragedy. As such, these unique creatures must be protected in order for their species to flourish.

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