Pair of armadillos the latest addition to Cleethorpes' Jungle Zoo
THEY might not be the cuddliest of animals, but these friendly armadillos can't wait to get to know the kids of North East Lincolnshire.
Meet Colin and Armand, the latest addition to the ever-improving Jungle Zoo in Cleethorpes.
The pair arrived at the attraction a few weeks ago on loan and are helping the zoo educate young people about endangered species and evolution.
Craig loves having the South American mammals, who are unique for having scales, but not being part of the reptile family.
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He said: "They are captivating and so unique. They are a great way of showing children how creatures evolve and adapt to suit their surroundings.
"They are fascinating creatures and so friendly. They are interested in everything and everyone. It is brilliant to have them here."
Armadillos are almost completely blind but have an acute sense of smell, using their snout-shaped nose to guide them.
Colin and Armand are especially inquisitive and find standing on their back legs the best way to meet and greet visitors.
Craig added: "Unfortunately they are only here for a short while, but the people who have seen them think they are great."
The Jungle is thought to be one of only two zoos in the country to currently have armadillos.