PICTURES: Marwell Zoo animals enjoy fun and frolics in the snow

Otters enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester. Credit: Marwell Zoo
Otters enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester. Credit: Marwell Zoo
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WHILE heavy snow has wreaked havoc across The News’ area, the white stuff has brought enclosures at Marwell Zoo to life.

Home to more than 140 species, animals at the much-loved attraction near Winchester have united in making the most of the extreme weather.

Two tigers enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

Two tigers enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

Snow leopards, meerkats, otters and tigers – among other creatures – have all come out to play, much to the amusement of visitors.

Met Office forecasts suggest the fun will likely continue, with snow expected in Winchester this evening and tomorrow.

Closer to home, the service predicts grey skies and likely snow and rain throughout the day.

A tiger enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A tiger enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A tiger enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A tiger enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A tiger yawns and enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A tiger yawns and enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A snow tiger enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A snow tiger enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A snow leopard enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A snow leopard enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A snow leopard enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A snow leopard enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A snow leopard takes a snooze and enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

A snow leopard takes a snooze and enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

An otter enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

An otter enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

Otters enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester

Otters enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester