Zookeepers have shelled out on an egg-stravagant surprise for ZSL London Zoo’s meerkat mob to enjoy – as they get ready to celebrate the Easter weekend.
While children all over the country will scramble to indulge in chocolate eggs this Sunday, the Zoo’s meerkats ( Suricata suricatta ) woke up today to find their own Easter treats: hollowed out papier mache eggs hidden all over their enclosure, filled with tasty fresh veg.
Zookeeper Veronica Heldt, said: “While there will be no chocolate for our inquisitive meerkats, we’ve prepared an Easter egg hunt for the clan.
“This will encourage them to seek out treats hidden in the foliage and forage for food, mimicking how they would seek their food in the wild.
“We like to find fun ways for the animals to join in the festivities.”
With plenty of Easter activities to keep the whole family entertained during the school holidays, including our Dear Zoo trail , ZSL London Zoo makes for a fantastic day out this Easter.