Zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo prepared a festive feast for the sea lion colony this week - as they prepare to say farewell to the much-loved family, who will soon leave for their new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
The sea lions - who recently featured in the ITV documentary, London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year - enjoyed creepy carved pumpkins filled with tasty fish.
“A pumpkin filled with delicious fish might be more of a trick than a treat for some, but our sea lions certainly enjoyed their festive feast,” said Shane. “The whole family are very inquisitive and like to explore new things - especially when that new thing is accompanied by keepers carrying their favourite food!”
Shane continues; “After 13 years at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, our family of six are off to a fantastic new home – while we’re sad to see them go, we’d love visitors to come and help give the sea lions the send-off they deserve this half-term.”
Visit the sea lion colony at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this half-term and join in the Halloween fun: From Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, families are invited to take Wizard Wolfgang’s Tricky Trail, a self-guided walk following magical clues across a 600-acre nature haven. Visitors can enjoy their day on foot or by car, visiting the Zoo’s resident animals along the way.