Al Roker and the Screaming Hairy Armadillo


As Naturalist and Media Personality for the National Wildlife Federation, it's my job to do media appearances to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our childrens' future (which is actually NWF's mission statement). 

One of the ways I do that is by appearing on a whole variety of television shows with animal ambassadors to show the hosts--and the millions of viewers--how amazing our fellow creatures are and why we need to protect them and their habitat.

Here's a clip of my most recent Today Show appearance with Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie.  We were having so much fun, even Hoda Kotb and guest host Nick Lachey showed up at the end.  These appearances are always exciting and when you're working with live animals, you never know what's going to happen (the same can be said for working with TV hosts!). 

There are definitely some really cool animals in this segment, inluding a 100+ pound alligator snapping turtle and a baby zebra.  But one bizarre animal really stole the show.  I'll let you watch and figure out which one it is.


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How cute is this guy?

Screaming Hairy Armadillo

David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >







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