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

WHILE heavy snow has wreaked havoc across The News' area, the white stuff has brought enclosures at Marwell Zoo to life.

Friday, 2nd March 2018, 12:20 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd March 2018, 1:24 pm
Otters enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester. Credit: Marwell Zoo

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

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.

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

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 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 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
An otter enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
Otters enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
Meerkats enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
A meerkat enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
Tiger Makari enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
A leopard enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
Humboldt penguins enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
A snow leopard enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
Two tigers enjoy 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 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 takes a snooze and 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
Meerkats enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
A meerkat enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
Tiger Makari enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
A leopard enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
Humboldt penguins enjoy a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester
A snow leopard enjoys a snow day at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester