Meerkats have smashing time at Drusillas Easter egg hunt

Drusillas meerkats SUS-150604-122953001
Drusillas meerkats SUS-150604-122953001

Easter came early for the meerkats at Drusillas Park, as the mischievous mob tucked into an egg-citing feast of customary fare. Chocolate was not on the menu though; instead the Easter bunny delivered boiled eggs decorated with edible paint to mark the festivities.

The egg hunt proved a smash with the eight-strong group, who egg-splored the enclosure with enthusiasm. They scrambled to discover the unusual offerings before polishing the meal up in minutes. Zookeeper Gemma Romanis said, “The meerkats love eggs. Serving them whole in shells means the meerkats have to think about how to get their food. They have to roll them around and work for their reward.”