Nonprofit rescues two armadillos in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — All animals are at risk when outside in extreme cold, especially if the critter is more built for the desert.

On Saturday, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab found its first nine-banded armadillo in the south-central part of the state.

The next day, it found another one.

Officials from the nonprofit said the animals are not equipped to handle extreme cold and were in desperate need of help.

They said armadillos have been drifting into Nebraska in the past few decades but mostly stay south because they can’t handle the winters here.

Armadillos mostly eat insects, so the rehab had to order specialized food for them.

The group later posted a video on Facebook of one of the armadillos chowing down.

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