They mate in September and the gestation period is between 60 to 75 days, sometimes they have more than one period of pregnancy per year and they have 2 cubs. The weaning of cubs is between 50 to 60 days after birth, and the sexual maturity comes at 9 months of life
Specimens have been found from Magallanes to Aysen. Within the Torres del Paine National Park it inhabits the areas of Laguna Azul, Laguna Amarga and Lago Sarmiento.
The Armadillo has the ability of digging with its four limbs in a coordinated manner, removing dirt with its front legs while widening and removing this with its hind legs. It maintains its balance using the tail and shell.
Omnivorous, feeding on fruit, roots, insects, eggs and small vertebrates amongst other things.
It lives mainly in areas with sandy and soft soil; it is also common to see it in bushes.