Calls on Fifa to help protect armadillo

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Calls on Fifa to help protect armadillo

Wildlife campaigners in Brazil are challenging football's governing body, Fifa, to help protect the armadillo.

The Brazilian three-banded armadillo is listed as a vulnerable species and is the inspiration behind this summer's World Cup mascot.

This type of armadillo is found only in Brazil, where it lives in a type of tropical dry forest known as Caatinga.

Scientists want Fifa and Brazil's government to make parts of the armadillo's habitat protected areas.

Mascot for World CupFifa
This summer's World Cup mascot is named Fuleco.