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ZSL London Zoo Meerkats Mail Their Letters to Santa

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: December 2, 2020 10:50 am

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The meerkats post their letters in the mini mailbox made by their keepers

Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

The meerkats at ZSL London Zoo have posted their letters to Santa ahead of the arrival of Christmas. Keepers provided the mob with a miniature mailbox which they had hidden crickets in for the meerkats to eat.


With London easing restrictions ZSL London Zoo will reopen on December 2nd 2020. They are calling for visitors to book a ticket with the knowledge that the zoo is a safe outdoor location.

The meerkats post their letters in the mini mailbox made by their keepers

Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

Luckily the meerkats wishes for Santa may have already come true.


Zookeeper Luke Taylor explained: “All the meerkats want for Christmas is for people to visit the zoo this December – because booking a ticket will support the expert care of our 20,000 animals during this difficult time, and ZSL’s global science and conservation work.


“Being closed for a combined total of 15 weeks so far this year means we’ve lost out on millions of pounds, raised by vital ticket sales, which funds our work: by celebrating Christmas at London Zoo people can enjoy a safe and fun day out while supporting ZSL’s work.”

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Learn more about meerkats here – Meerkat Fact File | The Animal Facts


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The meerkats post their letters in the mini mailbox made by their keepers

Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

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