A PAIR of female armadillos have arrived at a zoo - and they have been named after characters from Absolutely Fabulous.

Patsy and Eddie joined Drusillas Park zoo this month from the Isle of Wight and are said to be full of character just like their namesakes.

Zoo animal manager Mark Kenward said: "I'm particularly excited about the arrival of Patsy and Eddie because they're tiny little wrecking balls with big personalities.

"I'm a huge fan of armadillos - they come from the same family as sloths and anteaters believe it or not.

"They're a really friendly pair and will enjoy meeting visitors for the first time. This is a real first for the zoo having six-banded armadillos at the park - and the keepers are excited to be able to share these amazing animals with the public."

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am for more information you can visit www.drusillas.co.uk.