Watch Adventure Aquarium’s armadillo Tank try peanut butter for the first time!

By: Amy Haddock, Biologist – Birds & MammalsTank

Tank is a southern three-banded armadillo from South America.  He is a year and half old and weighs two pounds.  His diet at Adventure Aquarium consists of bugs, vegetables, fruit, and pellets.  In the wild armadillos eat mostly insects.  Tank has a long sticky tongue to help him catch his bugs.

We use all-natural peanut butter to make giving medicine easier or as a special treat for a lot of our animals.  Too much peanut butter is not a good thing so our animals do not get it that very and in small amounts, this keeps it new and exciting.  This was the first time Tank has ever experienced peanut butter.  His trainers figured lots of other animals like it so why not try Tank.  And it turns out he loved it!  That long tongue turned out to be more useful than just catching bugs.