CHRISTMAS dinner went down a storm this year for residents at the Welsh Mountain Zoo

Not to be left out of the Christmas festivities, many of the zoo’s animals, including the Red Pandas and the Meerkats, enjoyed some seasonal fun with some special super tasty presents.

Amongst the goodies delivered were a stocking filled with bamboo and leafy greens, the Red Pandas favourite food, whilst the Meerkats enjoyed present boxes stuffed with mealworms and quail eggs – their choice of treat.

The gifts were each designed to cater for the different diets of each animal group and all were quickly torn upon to get to the tasty treats inside.

Residents enjoy a special Christmas dinner. Picture: Welsh Mountain Zoo

Residents enjoy a special Christmas dinner. Picture: Welsh Mountain Zoo

Charlotte Dykes, marketing officer at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay, said: “We didn’t want to leave our animals out of the fun and foods of Christmas and so decided to design them some very bespoke presents.

"It was great to be able to bring our own style of festivities to the zoo and see our animals taking part in some Christmas cheer."

The Colwyn Bay attraction is open. Children and adults can enjoy half price entry until January 9.

The zoo has updated its 'staying safe guide' following the Welsh Government's review of Covid-19 restrictions.

Pre-booking is required for all visitors.

Social distancing is also encouraged as well as the wearing of face coverings and following good hygiene practices.

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