Pictures: Meerkats meet snowman at London Zoo

14:03 21 January 2013

A meerkat plays with its new friend at London Zoo. Picture: ZSL

A meerkat plays with its new friend at London Zoo. Picture: ZSL

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Meerkats at London Zoo joined in on the wintry fun by making some new friends.

Meerkats meets their snow counterpart at London Zoo. Picture: ZSLMeerkats meets their snow counterpart at London Zoo. Picture: ZSL

The animals spent time with their very own snowman and snow meerkat.

The sculptures were made by zookeeper Lucy Smith.

She said: “Meerkats are naturally inquisitive animals and love nothing better than investigating anything new in their enclosure.

“And with tasty carrots for noses and biscuits for buttons, their new snow friends are going down a storm with the group.”

The snow sculptures were built by zookeeper Lucy Smith. Picture: ZSLThe snow sculptures were built by zookeeper Lucy Smith. Picture: ZSL

To keep warm London Zoo’s mob of meerkats have had extra bedding and heat lamps during the cold snap.

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