December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 30, 2013
London Zoo’s meerkats have been having fun playing with brightly coloured balls full of their favourite snack.
The bachelors - Norman, Nigel, Billy, Timmy and Ronnie - were given the play balls stuffed with meal worms to encourage their natural foraging behaviours.
Meerkat keeper Angela Ryan said: “We’re always coming up with new ways of stimulating the animals and meerkats love investigating new things in their enclosure.
“These bright coloured balls were the perfect treat, keeping them busy for ages as they hunted out their snacks.”
London Zoo is hosting its Little Creatures Family Festival this weekend.
Starting today, the event includes wacky races, a pedal-powered disco and a whole host of special animal feeds and talks to enjoy.