5 April 2023

Sumatran tigers, meerkats and squirrel monkeys joined in the egg-citement today - foraging and hunting for eggs, just like children enjoying the Zoo-normous Egg Hunt. 

Nine-month-old critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, Crispin and Zac, sniffed out a cinnamon scented trail left by zookeepers before using their sharp claws to tear into giant cardboard eggs, while the meerkat mob foraged amongst sand and rocks for their own eggs – filled with moss and crickets.  
Meanwhile, Bolivian black-capped squirrel monkeys tested their agility as they foraged amongst colourful eggs hanging in their treetop home, stuffed with their favourite steamed sweet potato, sweetcorn and peas.  

Squirrel Monkeys at London Zoo enjoy Easter eggs

London Zoo Manager Dan Simmonds said: “While our visitors are busy on the Zoo-normous Egg Hunt - following a trail of egg-laying animal themed clues to find the Golden Egg - zookeepers have stepped into the role of Easter bunny to make sure the animals don't miss out on any of the egg-based action.  
“We’re always exploring creative new ways for the animals to practise their natural foraging and hunting behaviours, and Easter provides the perfect opportunity to offer up some enriching, egg-based animal activities – it's also a great way for our visitors to learn about different animals and their natural skills.” 

Sumatran tigers at London Zoo enjoy Easter eggs
A meerkats at London Zoo explores Easter eggs

London Zoo is part of ZSL, a science-driven conservation charity working to restore wildlife in the UK and around the world – a mission supported by every visitor to the conservation zoo. 
Visitors this Easter can take part in the Zoo-normous Egg Hunt, free with zoo entry – young animal detectives can follow an educational trail searching for the conservation zoo’s egg-laying species to find the Golden Egg.

The perfect inspiring family day out this Easter weekend, find out more and book tickets.   

Visit London Zoo this Easter

  • Postman butterfly wings closed on a leaf
    Easter at London Zoo

    Easter at London Zoo

    Family fun with the Zoonormous Easter Egg Hunt!

  • Sumatran tiger Gaysha walking in her Tiger Territory home at London Zoo
    Panthera tigris sondaica

    Sumatran tiger

    Sumatran tigers are smallest and rarest tiger, and they have the deepest orange colour of all the tiger subspecies.

  • A meerkat at London Zoo
    Suricata suricatta

    Slender-tailed meerkat

    Despite their cute appearance, meerkat mobs are territorial and have a strict hierarchal infrastructure in which social positions can impact on an individual’s lifespan.

  • Squirrel monkey baby at London Zoo
    Saimiri boliviensis

    Black-capped squirrel monkey

    Squirrel monkeys have the largest brain, proportionally, of all primates.

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