Catnip to discourage cat-naps!
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Lucifer the lion and his partner Abi will be spicing up Zoo Nights this Friday in their catnip scented enclosure.
In an attempt to keep the notoriously lazy lions awake for ZSL London Zoo’s late-night event the keepers are adding some zing to their den.
Spices are used as part of the Asian lion’s regular enrichment to stimulate their natural curiosity.
Keepers scent areas of their enclosure or their food to encourage the lions to get sniffing and re-mark their territory.
Along with catnip, a trail of ginger, a spice known to stimulate their interest, and chunks of meat was laid around their enclosure.
Within moments Lucifer and Abi were hot on the trail, sniffing, licking and munching their way around.
Zoo Nights at ZSL London Zoo is happening on Friday 1st August, from 6:30pm – 10:00pm.
This one night only event features a packed schedule of exciting animal demonstrations, fascinating keeper talks and impressive shows. Find out more about Zoo Nights