Tuesday 22 January 2019

Watch these adorable animals get into the spirit of Mother’s Day at Twycross Zoo

The animals – including gorillas, Amur leopards, and orangutans – were given special treats for Mother’s Day.

Zoo animals get Mother's Day treats (Twycross Zoo/PA)
Zoo animals get Mother's Day treats (Twycross Zoo/PA)

By Emily Chudy, Press Association

Ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday, a lucky group of animals were given special treats at Twycross Zoo.

An assortment of animals, including Amur leopards, gorillas and giraffes, gather with their offspring to receive special gift boxes to celebrate the occasion.

The treats included paper flowers, food hung from the ceiling for a family of giraffes, and food for Amur leopard family Kristen and her twins Kira and Samara. All were very well received.

The oldest mother in the group is Ozala the gorilla, who is almost 24. She was joined by sons Lope, five, and Shufai, one.

The zoo, which is based in Leicestershire, is offering free entry for mums during the Mother’s Day weekend.

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