Meerkats enjoy an early Christmas surprise
Wednesday 19th December 2012
Hiding food in tricky places keeps Taronga's animals active
Hiding food in tricky places keeps Taronga's animals active

Today, keepers treated the ever-increasing Meerkat troop to an early Christmas treat.  The Zoo’s volunteers and Taronga Training Institute students have been busy creating a Christmas-themed enrichment puzzle that would challenge the Meerkats to search and forage for food.  The Santa’s sleigh was filled with piñatas and shredded paper along with meal worms scattered in amongst the sleigh’s load.

The Meerkats were very curious at first but once they realised there was food to be found in the sleigh,  they all scrambled to get in and snatch their treats!

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