ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Working out is essential, even for armadillos. The New Mexico BioPark Society shared a video of Ricardo, the three-banded armadillo cruising along on a large running wheel on the organization’s Instagram page Friday.
The running wheel was purchased by members of the society as an enrichment item used to keep animals at the BioPark healthy and engaged in their environment. In the post, the society explains that the wheel is especially important for Ricardo as most armadillos are nocturnal, allowing him to run day or night.
The BioPark has an Amazon wishlist that allows the public to donate a variety of items to the zoo animals. Click here to view the Albuquerque BioPark’s Zoo wish list.