SIU professor studies northward migration of armadillos

The northward migration of a mammal more commonly associated with Texas, Florida and other warm-weather states is the subject of new research by a Southern Illinois University zoologist.
    
The Southern Illinoisan reports that SIU associate professor F. Augustin Jimenez will focus on parasites carried by the migrating nine-banded armadillo.
    
Jimenez says he will also examine the animals’ hibernation methods.
    
Armadillos have been spotted in Illinois as far north as Mt. Vernon.

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