Stocking up for Christmas! Meerkats and lions get early gifts

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When staff at the Blair Drummond Safari Park in Stirling got into the Christmas spirit by giving their meerkats baubles and gifts, they probably didn't expect the animals to become the stocking filler.

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But one hapless youngster got so excited by the prospect of the mealworm goodies inside, he jumped straight in and hogged it all to himself.

Stocking up for Christmas! Meerkats and lions get early giftsPA

Meanwhile, over at London Zoo, the lions also received a visit from the on-site Santa.



One male looked puzzled but excited about his Christmas pudding ball, which, no doubt, was stuffed with tasty meat.

See more festive animals below!

Animals celebrate christmas

Animals celebrate christmas



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