Having spent a lot of time in the newly re-opened Zoology Museum, I have recently been looking at Armadillos. Googling them, I see one of the commonly asked questions is "Are armadillos bullet-proof?" The story behind that question is nicely introduced by "Georgia man and armadillo fail to kill mother-in-law" and worth watching this video. But the short answer is no, armadillos aren't bullet proof, but also a 9mm handgun is a wimpy gun whose bullets will ricochet in a hilarious random way!" However, I was primarily looking at the pink fairy armadillo - who probably isn't bullet proof, knife proof, flame proof or even being-stepped-on proof. But it is cute as hell and is smaller than a mole!