London Zoo Illuminated With Animal Sculptures for Christmas

Amy Tang
By Amy Tang
November 23, 2018UKshare

ZSL London Zoo is getting ready for Christmas by having new kind of “creatures.”

“Creatures” that is more visible in the dark, made of fairy lights.

Don’t worry, the newcomers will not disturb the old inhabitants.

“Welfare of animals is paramount at all times, so we’ve worked collectively planning for many many months looking at what was right, everything from the types of light that will be suitable for different animals through to noises, and we’ve done lots of things to the buildings to make sure that all those animals that are tucked up at night time in their cozy bedrooms are going to remain tucked up and comfortable,” says Kathryn England, ZSL London Zoo Chief Operating Officer.

With the fairy light sculptures of animals, such as giraffes, penguins, and flamingos, illuminating the park, visitors can take this opportunity to glimpse the nocturnal animals.

“We wanted to be able to do something that would enable the magic of Christmas to come alive in the zoo and be able to have people enjoying the zoo in a whole different way that they’ve never experienced before,” says England.

Christmas at London Zoo runs until Jan. 1, 2019.

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