6 days to go. . .

Asiatic lionesses Kyra and Asha had grrreat fun with some seasonal enrichment following a visit from Santa – six days ahead of Christmas Day!


The man in red popped down to their Tecton paddock with one of his old Christmas sacks filled with smelly used bedding from the site’s giraffes as an early gift for them.

Keepers threw the sack into their enclosure for the girls to seek out and it didn’t last long once they got their teeth into it!

DZG regularly give the site’s big cats enrichment activities, including stuffed sacks, scent trails with herbs, spices, perfume and body sprays, plastic barrels and animal skins, which all encourage their natural hunting, tracking and foraging behaviour.