ZSL London Zoo Meerkats Go Crackers for Christmas

The meerkats at ZSL London Zoo are set to have a cracking Christmas this year, with an early festive feast.

London, United Kingdom, December 19, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Keepers are giving them home-made Christmas crackers stuffed with meal worms and locusts to get them into the holiday spirit. It also provides a great form of enrichment for the mini mammals.

Zookeeper Mark Habben reckons they’ll be delighted with their Christmas treats: “The meerkats love to explore new things, so we thought we’d surprise them with a gift that they can get their paws into!”

Photographers are invited in to take pictures of the cute creatures as they have some festive fun. Photographers will also have the opportunity to get snaps of the ring-tailed coatis as they are presented with giant Christmas crackers filled with treats.

It’s not just the meerkats having all the fun this Christmas though, as visitors to ZSL London Zoo will be able to join in with the Christmas Carnival. With a selection of daily events including seasonal storytelling and a daily Animal Parade, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained. Visit ZSL's website to find out more.


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For further information, please contact Rebecca Smith on 020 7449 6236 or via email on rebecca.smith@zsl.org

More information about ZSL London Zoo and how to buy tickets can be found at www.zsl.org/londonzoo

ZSL London Zoo is open everyday of the year except for Christmas day. To book tickets please visit www.zsl.org/visit-us

Meerkat adoptions at ZSL London Zoo.

A ZSL adoption costs just £30 and all money raised from the adoption scheme is used to fund the work of ZSL, including the running costs of both Zoos and the worldwide Conservation Projects.

Adoptions can be bought online in minutes and the recipient will be notified by text message or email whenever the buyer chooses. For last-minute shoppers out there, the gift of an adoption can even be bought on Christmas morning.

Adopters will receive an online adopter’s pack, including an adoption certificate, a free ZSL Zoo ticket, a subscription to ZSL magazine Wild About, and regular email updates about the adoption.

ZSL Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity: our key role is the conservation of animals and their habitats. The Society runs ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, carries out scientific research at the Institute of Zoology and is actively involved in field conservation overseas. For further information please visit www.zsl.org
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