Cotswold Wildlife Park shares moment lions have paws on Easter eggs

Cotswold Wildlife Park has shared the moment their lions put their paws on Easter eggs.

Rather than the chocolate treats that many of us will be enjoying this weekend, the park’s Asiatic lions, Rana and Kanha, received decorated ostrich eggs flavored with fresh blood.

Rana was the first lion to investigate the eggs, a yolk taking flight, and in the video he can be seen playing with it.

Kanha also seems to like yellow eggs the most, as she can soon be seen playing with the eggs.

The eggs were placed in a nest made of rosemary herbs, in which Kanha can be seen rolling around.

Cotswold Wildlife Park assistant director of animals Chris Kibbey said the eggs were given to the lions as part of their ‘enrichment’.

He said: “Lions have an excellent sense of smell and this ‘olfactory’ enrichment worked really well with Kanha and Rana playing with the eggs and rolling around in the grass.

“Enrichment is an essential role of any modern zoo and theming it can be very rewarding for both keepers and animals.”

The Cotswold Wildlife Park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer with last entries at 4 p.m.

The busiest times to visit, according to the park, seem to be between 10:30 a.m. and noon.

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