Will you ever need to know these things? Probably not...but I'll tell you anyway.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Armadillos are used in the scientific research of leprosy.
It is one of very few nonhuman species that can contract the disease.
Each litter of the Nine-banded Armadillo contains a set of genetically identical quadruplets. The litters are used in scientific, behavioral and medical tests requiring consistent genetic test subjects.