Soaking away spring chills!

When the spring weather’s chilly there’s nothing like a nice soak in a hot tub to warm the cockles!

And Asiatic short-clawed otter female, Keyah, was straight in for a dip when keepers tried out a new enrichment activity with the group by adding a plastic tub full of warm water into the enclosure.

Section Leader Jay Haywood said: “We’ve never tried this before, but during a recent chilly day we decided to use it as a different way of presenting their food as we added some fish bits into the water as well a few tennis balls, which they enjoy playing with to attract their attention.

“But the boys weren’t keen at all and steered well clear and it was only Keyah who took the plunge before getting straight back into the cool pool water!”