Meerkats on the bottle!

Meerkat brothers, Lucky and Marvin, were on the bottle when it came to getting their food during a recent enrichment activity. 


Lower Primates Section Leader, Nicola Wright, designed a spinning toy for the two Monkey Tails’ boys to play with, which consisted of three bottles weighted with their favourite mealworm and bran treats.

Nicola said: “I threaded a metal rod through three plastic bottles, that were all different shapes and sizes which was attached to a wooden frame.

“Lucky and Marvin then had to work out how to spin the bottles and get to the food. They quickly got the hand of it and the bottles were soon spinning around the rod and the food was spilling out on the floor for them to eat.”

Watch the video below of the boys trying to work out how to get their treats…