Meridian celebrates May Day

Celebrations to mark the first day of May have been taking place across our region. With warmer weather finally making an appearance, people have been welcoming the first first signs of Spring.

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May Day meerkats maypole treat

Not to be outdone by all the celebrations marking May Day, the meerkats at an animal park in Kent have been getting in the act.

Keepers at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, near Ashford, provided a May Day themed enrichment experience for them by placing a colourful May Pole in their enclosure.

Richard Barnes, Head of Large Carnivore section said: ‘Our meerkat mob is naturally curious and energetic – this May Pole feeder enables us to present them with an alternative way to get their favourite snacks whilst offering them a little bit of a challenge and something different.’

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