The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) is the largest of the armadillo species and can reach up to 5 feet in length and weigh up to 110 pounds.
But it is very rarely seen and almost no details of its life and behavior are known.
Researchers from the Pantanal Giant Armadillo Project first discovered a male and a female sharing a burrow.
Looking at the footage five months later, they found images that show a female emerging from the burrow with a distinctive baby crawling out behind her.
“Documenting the birth of a giant armadillo is an exciting step forward to helping us better understand the biology and reproduction of this cryptic species and ultimately help us conserve it,” said project coordinator Arnaud Desbiez.
Photo: Pantanal Giant Armadillo Project