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Pumpkin appeal for Meerkats

The mammals have been delving into the bright-orange buckets and getting to grips with their favourite snacks, including crickets and mealworms, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Hythe, Kent.

We are always looking for new ways to encourage mental, physical and sensory perception to keep our residents occupied and happy. Enrichment is an important part of looking after animals at Port Lympne.

– Adrian Harland, Animal Director

Across the park, the Malayan tapirs tried out their skills at the popular Halloween-themed game of apple bobbing.

Baby meerkats winning awards for 'cute'

Baby meerkats at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park Credit: Dave Rolfe

Baby meerkats at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent are pictured congratulating themselves on winning Gold for the animal Olympics, in the highly contested, 'cute category'.

Baby meerkats at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park Credit: Dave Rolfe

Adrian Harland, animal director, said: "The four kittens were born to mum Tiggs and have now started venturing out into their new home. The kittens are a hit with our visitors who love watching their sporting antics."

Baby meerkats at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park Credit: Dave Rolfe

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