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.

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