Chinchilla

Animals at our Zoo


As a leading UK zoo, Paradise Wildlife Park gives you a unique opportunity to get close and personal with wild animals including lions, tigers, snow leopards, cheetah and zebras.
We also have a wide selection of mammals and primates including meerkats and gibbons as well as reptiles and a farmyard. A fun day out for the whole familty guaranteed.

Key Facts

Family:
Chinchillidae
Diet:
Seeds and grass, they also eat a variety of other vegetation, insects and bird eggs.
Life Span:
10 years wild | 20 years captivity
Distribution:
West and South America, Mountainous terrain in the Andes.
Did you know?
For each 2 hair follicles that a human has, Chinchillas have 60!

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