Thursday 30 March 2017

Early Easter treat for meerkats

A meerkat at Blair Drummond Safari Park gets an early Easter treat
A meerkat at Blair Drummond Safari Park gets an early Easter treat

Meerkats at a leading safari park have been given an early Easter treat - of ostrich eggs filled with meal worms.

The brightly coloured eggs were met with delight from the mischievous mammals at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling who wasted no time in cracking open their gifts.

Gary Gilmour, park manager, said: "It was a just wee bit of a treat for them. We made up some eggs that we had round about the park and basically drilled some holes in them and filled them with tasty morsels such as meal worms.

"It was a bit of Easter enrichment for them so we can keep them busy and active and it was a bit of fun for the staff.

"We have had the meerkats for about three or four years now and they are happy and settled. The keepers are always trying to find ingenious ways to keep them busy and active so this is one example of something quite simples."

The park has eight Slender-tailed meerkats which originate from southern Africa.

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