Wolverines seen enjoying winter wonderland as snow blankets Whipsnade Zoo

Wolverines Puff and Fi enjoying Whipsnade Zoo snow.
Credit: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Wolverine Puff enjoying the snow at Whipsnade Zoo. Credit: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Two wolverines named Puff and Fi enjoyed the winter wonderland at Britain's biggest zoo as overnight snowfall blanketed the 600-acre grounds.

Photos and video taken by the zookeepers show the animals, species of the Mustelidae family, relishing the soft snow at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

Puff and Fi are parents to two baby wolverines, born in February 2019, following a breeding first for the conservation zoo.

The greatest numbers of the species are seen in northern Canada, the US state of Alaska, the mainland Nordic countries of Europe, and throughout western Russia and Siberia.

Elsewhere, the Amur tigers – a threatened species native to Russia, northern china, and Korea – were also seen enjoying their breakfast in the picturesque scenery.

The snow coated the Dunstable Hills near Whipsnade Zoo, the largest zoo in the UK.

Makari the Amur tiger surveying the blanket of snow which covered Whipsnade Zoo. Credit: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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