Meerkats at ZSL London Zoo began counting down to Christmas this week - by tearing into a unique advent calendar, gifted by zookeepers.
However, the mischievous mob ignored the festive tradition of opening a single door each day, with Frank, Dracula, Penelope, Meko and Timone choosing instead to tuck into all their treats at once.
London Zoo keeper, Martin O’Sullivan, said: “The meerkats had great fun starting the countdown to Christmas by foraging in their advent calendar for their favourite tasty crickets.
“It’s safe to say that patience isn’t a meerkat’s best quality, but who amongst us hasn’t opened a door or two a little early on their advent calendar over the years?”
Make Christmas extra magical this year, by journeying through the animal kingdom to celebrate the Magic of Christmas at ZSL London Zoo.