Keepers at ZSL London Zoo arranged a Christmas treat for the red river hogs this week – festive-themed ‘blankets’ to roll around in, filled with their favourite walnuts.
Adorable footage shows the delighted drove snuffling around in the brightly painted hessian sacks, before twirling them on their snouts to get at the tasty snacks.
Zookeeper Hannah Joy said: “We’ve seen so many happy visitors enjoying the Zoo’s Christmas trail and decorations since we reopened on 2 December, and we didn’t want Pedro, Penny, Ava, Cameron, Tommy, Phoebe and Shane to miss out on all the festive fun.
“As soon as we rang our Christmas lunch bell they came running to tuck into the seasonal spread - it was a joy to watch!”
- Find out more about The Magic of Christmas
- ZSL London Zoo is open to visitors whatever tier London is in, making it a guaranteed Christmas day out this December.