Pichi Range Map (South America)
Pichi Range Map (South America)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Zaedyus pichiy
Conservation Status Near Threatened
Location South America
Colour Brown
Length 26 - 34 cms (10 - 13.5 inches)
Tail 10 - 12 cms (4 - 4.75 inches)
Weight 1 - 2 Kgs (2.2 - 4.4 lbs)
Life Expectancy

9 Yrs (In Captivity)


The Pichi can be found in the grasslands and arid areas of southern South America.


There are two subspecies of the Pichi:

Zaedyus pichiy caurinus
Zaedyus pichiy pichiy

Interesting Facts

The Pichi is also known as:
Dwarf Armadillo

The word armadillo is Spanish for "little armored one"

Similar Animals

Giant Armadillo
Big Hairy Armadillo
Andean Hairy Armadillo
Screaming Hairy Armadillo
Pink Fairy Armadillo
Greater Fairy Armadillo


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