Active ants!

We’re concluding our creepy crawly crazy week celebrating the planet’s smallest critters as part of BIAZA’s Big Bug Bonanza.

While clearing weeds from the chimpanzee paddock, Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden accidentally disturbed a colony of ants – check out this video she captured as the ants moved their eggs away.

Can you see the babies inside the see-through eggs?

A queen ant lays the eggs and can produce up to 1,000 a day.

The eggs are tiny and kidney shaped and have a tacky surface which enables them stick together, which helps the adults move them en masse quickly.

As part of our Big Bug Bonanza campaign we’re hosting a bug hunt around the 40-acre site, plus we’re welcoming the RSPB activities team again today who’ll be leading invertebrate themed activities with visitors.