A tiger plays in the snow at Linton Zoo
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."
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Anti flooding solutions being created for outside Newport
- 2 Stations benefit from funding
- 3 Man dies in 'unexplained' house fire
- 4 Essex County Council to discuss council tax increase of up to £40
- 5 Widespread flooding leads to busiest day for Essex firefighters
- 6 Campaign seeks free products in Uttlesford's public buildings
- 7 Fire Service door to door visits after fatal fire
- 8 Surgeon wins top award for hip research
- 9 Covid survival rates in Essex are among worst in country
- 10 Two Covid swab kit sites open in Uttlesford
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.