Translocation Of Nine-banded Armadillos

A study conducted by the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia. The study followed the survival and movement of 12 translocated armadillos in the Southeastern United States after the armadillos had been equipped with radio transmitter tracking devices.
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Synopsis

Once an armadillo has decided to take up residence, their foraging, burrowing and feeding habits can lead to lawn, crop and landscaping damage around the related property. In an attempt to solve the problem, property owners often choose to relocate the troublesome animal.

This study conducted in Georgia, looks at the effects of translocation on six out of twelve nine-banded armadillos utilized for the study.

As is often the case with translocated wildlife, the armadillos appeared to have a tendency for movement away from the release location back toward the area where they were first captured.

Overall, 20% of the animals died during the course of the study.

 
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