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Three Banded Armadillo

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Three-Banded Armadillo (Flo)

About Us

Here at Chessington we have 3 Southern three banded armadillos, 1 female called Tank (born 2015) and 2 females called Flo (born 2013) and Ellie. Ellie is the daughter of Tank and Flo and was born here in 2018! Armadillos are solitary in the wild which is why Tank lives separately to the girls. They can spend up to 16 hours each day sleeping! When they are not in bed they are usually very active, munching on the bugs which we give them to eat. Three banded armadillos can live for about 15 years so ours are still quite young. 


  • Armadillo Translates roughly to 'little  armoured one' in Spanish.
  • The three banded armadillo is the only species of armadillo (out of 20) which can fully roll itself into a ball - and can leave a small gap open which it can slam shut on any other animals paws.
  • It's one of the smallest species of armadillo - (no taller than your average football) but can still run up to 30 mph.

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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