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Meerkats get Halloween spirit

Meerkats at a wild animal park are being given treats from pumpkin-styled feeding buckets as part of a Halloween-themed enrichment programme.

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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.

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