1 December 2021
Meerkat advent calendar
Meerkats at the Zoo began counting down to Christmas this week - by tearing into a unique advent calendar, gifted by zookeepers.
However, the mischievous mob ignored the festive tradition of opening a single door each day, with Frank, Dracula, Penelope, Meko and Timone choosing instead to tuck into all their treats at once.
London Zoo keeper, Martin O’Sullivan, said: “The meerkats had great fun starting the countdown to Christmas by foraging in their advent calendar for their favourite tasty crickets.
“It’s safe to say that patience isn’t a meerkat’s best quality, but who amongst us hasn’t opened a door or two a little early on their advent calendar over the years?”