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Without visitors, meerkats crack on with Easter egg hunt at London Zoo02:19

Without visitors, meerkats crack on with Easter egg hunt at London Zoo

United Kingdom, London
April 08, 2020 at 16:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Easter has already begun for the meerkats at London Zoo, as zookeepers arranged an Easter egg hunt for the furry mob in footage released on Wednesday.

“Meerkats will sometimes come across eggs in the wild, which they see as a rare treat. With Easter approaching, and the mob missing the extra attention they’d usually get this time of year from our visitors, it’s the perfect time to put on an egg hunt for them to enjoy,” zookeeper Tom Lawrance explained in a press statement.

Even though the zoo is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, keepers and vets are still working to look after the 18,000 animals that live in the facility.

The world's oldest scientific zoo is calling on the public for support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Without visitors, meerkats crack on with Easter egg hunt at London Zoo02:19
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Easter has already begun for the meerkats at London Zoo, as zookeepers arranged an Easter egg hunt for the furry mob in footage released on Wednesday.

“Meerkats will sometimes come across eggs in the wild, which they see as a rare treat. With Easter approaching, and the mob missing the extra attention they’d usually get this time of year from our visitors, it’s the perfect time to put on an egg hunt for them to enjoy,” zookeeper Tom Lawrance explained in a press statement.

Even though the zoo is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, keepers and vets are still working to look after the 18,000 animals that live in the facility.

The world's oldest scientific zoo is calling on the public for support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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