Only two mammals are leprosy carriers humans and armadillos. Look but do not touch.
Only about 5% of armadillos have leprosy & its not very contagious. A infected armadillo would most likely have to sneeze on you first & even then you still might not get it..add that a very high percentage of humans are immune to it, so the chance you are going to catch leprosy from a armadillo is pretty slim, but still possible. I think they are so cute..I want one, but dont keep wild animals ..they belong in their natural habitat.
The biggest killer of the armadillo is automobiles. Armadillo has a natural defense intinct to jump up, which is deadly for them when cars go over them.
They are ant eaters and following the fire ants up north.