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Armadillo gains popularity in Brazil as World Cup nears

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image"><img src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/assets/news/wls/images/logos/origin.png" alt="WLS"></div><span class="caption-text origin-image"><p>An armadillo at the Rio de Janeiro Zoo is getting a lot of attention since Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup. </p></span></div>
All balled up, this armadillo's got a lot in common with a soccer ball. The animal at the Rio de Janeiro Zoo is getting a lot of attention with the World Cup right around the corner.

The armadillo is popular with zoo visitors and armadillo souvenirs are selling around the city.

Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup games, which start on June 12.
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