Armadillos do not lay eggs because they are mammals who give birth to live young. These baby armadillos develop from the same fertilized egg, use the same placenta and number from one to three. This is true except in the case of the genus Dasypus.Continue Reading
The Dasypus armadillo produces from two to 12 embryos from one egg. The offspring of the Dasypus armadillo are born from identical embryos and they share the same sex at each birth.
Armadillos have poor eyesight. They use the senses of hearing and smelling to detect both danger and food. Armadillos eat spiders, earthworms, scorpions and other invertebrates.Learn more about Zoology
Whales are classified as mammals and not as fish because they give birth to live young. They also have a sparse amount of fur on their bodies, they have lungs that breathe air and they give milk to their young.Full Answer >
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Some lizards reproduce by laying eggs, while others give birth to live young. The lizard's mode of reproduction depends on its species. Iguanas, geckos and monitor lizards lay eggs; Solomon Island, blue-tongue and shingle-backed skinks reproduce by live birth.Full Answer >