A tiger plays in the snow at Linton Zoo

PUBLISHED: 14:38 02 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:09 10 May 2010

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SNOW leopards and Amur tigers at Linton Zoo felt right at home in the wintery conditions. More than four inches of snowfall covering the grounds has kept the zoo closed to visitors, but many of the animals cannot get enough of the wintery weather. Zookeep

SNOW leopards and Amur tigers at Linton Zoo felt right at home in the wintery conditions.

More than four inches of snowfall covering the grounds has kept the zoo closed to visitors, but many of the animals cannot get enough of the wintery weather.

Zookeeper Kim Simmons said: "The snow leopards and tigers think snow is the most wonderful stuff!

"Three-year-old Katinka is one of Linton Zoo's rare Amur tigers and she was born at the zoo. This is her first opportunity to play in think snow."

Keepers have been busy providing the animals that are not so keen on the winter weather with extra bedding, warmth and fresh water supplies.

Zoo animals were not the only creatures to have fun in the snow. Children took advantage of the closed schools and packed onto Saffron Walden Common for sledging, snowball fights and snowman building.

All of the secondary schools in the Reporter's area are closed including Saffron Walden County High School, Newport Free Grammar School, Friends', The Mountfitchet Mathematics and Computing College, Linton Village College and Sawston Village College.

Most of the primary schools in the area are also closed.

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