Tigers, Llamas and Monkeys Enjoy Some Snowy Fun at the London Zoo
Sumatran tigers Melati and Achilles, mother and cub, enjoyed the snow in their tiger territory home at ZSL London Zoo, as the U.K. had its fourth day of snowy weather. The so-called “Beast from the East” has pummelled much of Europe with freezing snow and ice. Photos from the zoo show some of the tigers enjoying a snow day.
But tigers weren’t the only ones having a little winter fun. Llamas and monkeys were also out at the zoo to enjoy the fresh snow.
The U.K. has been experiencing extreme cold and wintry weather over the last week. Residents in London are finding some creative ways of getting to work with mass transit and roads becoming increasingly unreliable. Some have even started donning skis in order to get to work.
In Scotland, the snow, ice and temperatures aren’t all fun and games. The country has been placed on “red alert” due to the freezing conditions.
A man in Brixham, England also spotted a freak effect of winter weather that would make anyone want to stay inside for the rest of the season: an actual snow tornado.
The rest of Europe has also been affected by the extreme weather system, which is expected to meet up with northern bound blizzard system Storm Emma, which is making its way over the Azores region of Portugal.
It seems winter will be extra long for Europeans — including all the animals at the zoo.