As a present for his twenty first birthday, Matthew Lloyd who lives on the island braved the rain and visited us today for his Meerkat Encounter!
As well as feeding them some healthy fruit and their favourite food- some juicy live mealworms, Matthew also helped us with some enrichment for the Meerkats.
We hid an egg inside a cardboard box to see if they could work out how to get it out. Within minutes they were investigating every side, digging around and under it, and even pulled it across the enclosure!
They soon found that by working together, they could tip over the box…
And were rewarded finally with the tasty egg!