Is the giant armadillo endangered, threatened, vulnerable, or rare?



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    The giant armadillo was listed as an endangered species in 1976.  It still remains listed as endangered to this day.  There are many facts about this species at the link below.  Hope this helps!

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    I actually found that the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) assed the giant armadillo, Priodontes maximus, in 2008 and listed them as vulnerable, which is under the umbrella of threatened.  You can actually see the history of the re-assessments of this species on their website, they were listed as vulnerable from at least 1982 to 1996 when they were changed to endangered, but then switched back to vulnerable in 2006.

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    I found that the giant armadillo is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. One of the main threats to it’s existence is hunting. Indigenous peoples from the armadillo’s native South America still hunt it for meat, and many are captured for trade on the black market where they often die. Deforestation has also greatly impacted population numbers of this already rare species, and estimates place the current population at 30-50% less than it may have been thirty years ago.

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