CUTE: Armadillo hit by a car in Wichita Falls heals at Amarillo rehab center

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Armadillo that came into care from Kemp Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release is doing great. The Armadillo was missing a portion of his shell from being hit by a car. Dr. Wolf at Canyon Road Animal Hospital started him on antibiotics.

The armadillo was treated to prevent infection but the owners had no experience with mending his shell, which pieces had fallen off.
The owners learned there is minor fur under that armor when the pieces fell off. Stephanie Brady at Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center says “the prognosis is good for this big guy. He will start with hydrotherapy (twice a day) on his (open) wounds.”

Superworm donations from an Amazon wish list for the badly injured armadillo were sought out.

The armadillo had to be tube-fed when he first arrived because he wouldn’t eat.

Now he eats on his own and loves super worms during his spa treatments. #spoiledarmadillo

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