Armadillos are moving into Illinois
Armadillos have historically been a species of the south, but they’ve recently been migrating north. Their presence was first documented in Illinois in the 1990s, but reported sightings have – until recently – been sporadic. That changed in February of this year when the Illinois Department of Natural Resources put out a public request for armadillo sightings. In 24 hours, they received more than 400 reports of armadillos throughout the state.
The 21st was joined by a conservation biologist and assistant professor at Bradley University and a member of the Prairie Rivers Network, a Champaign-based non-profit focused on renewing ecological health.
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bradley University
Water Policy Specialist and Communications, Prairie Rivers Network
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