Meerkats and gorillas enjoyed egg hunts and snacks.
Animals at ZSL London Zoo have been enjoying some Easter festivities, as zookeepers held Easter egg hunts for the meerkats and gorillas.
Keepers decorated papier-mâché eggs with bright paint and eye-catching designs, before filling them with treats for the zoo's meerkats to find.
Meerkats Frank, Dracula, Penelope and Meko climbed, stretched and explored to discover the treat-filled eggs hidden around the sandy rocks in their enclosure, and they certainly seemed to enjoy the surprise.
It wasn't only the meerkats that got involved with some Easter celebrations – vegetable-filled Easter piñatas were hung about around the Western lowland gorillas' enclosure for Mjukuu, Alika and Gernot to discover.
“The gorillas loved tearing into their colourful Easter piñatas in search of snacks,” said Dan Simmonds, head zookeeper at ZSL London Zoo. But despite there being plenty to go round, the meerkats were eggstremely protective over their festive hoard - something that other families might find familiar this Sunday!”
Images (C) ZSL London Zoo