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Meet the world's largest rodent
Capybara Walking

Here at Chessington we have 3 females: Alicia, Anabel and Bebe. Capybara are social animals that live in family groups. Capybara are widely distributed across South America, inhabiting both open plains and tropical rainforests, always near a large body of water. Having access to land and water is very important as they use open water for drinking, wallowing and protection from predators and use dry land for foraging and resting. Capybara are semi-aquatic animals and as a result are physically well-adapted. They have partially webbed feet, with four toes on their front feet and three toes on their back feet; their ears are small, short and hairless, with a mobile fold allowing them to close their ear canals; their ears, nostrils and eyes are all positioned on the top of their head.

Fun fact: The capybara is the largest living rodent in the world! They are over a metre in length and can weigh between 35-66 kilograms.

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Chessington World of Adventures Resort as a precautionary measure.

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!
For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*. Please complete the form here including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis.

Have a park ticket booked before 25th April? You can use this for another day in 2020!
If you have a park ticket for up to and including 25th April your ticket will be valid for use on any date during the 2020 season up to and including 1st November 2020.

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