Lion Cubs in the Snow at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

We know a few individuals who loved the unexpected snow!

The South West wasn’t too thrilled with the return of the snow and with many businesses having to close their doors over the weekend, some people were glad to see it go.

snowBut the animals at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm have made the most of their snow days. Especially, a few cheeky chaps who met the white stuff for the first time.

The 5 month old African lion cubs, Kojo and Tau, experienced their first snow day this weekend. At first came trepidation, then came intrigue and finally the excitement of playing in the snow.

The cubs were seen rolling and playing together, practicing their pouncing skills and even encouraged Mum, Arusha, to come outside and join in the fun.

Other animals seen enjoying the snow, were the Spectacled Bear brothers, Sonco and Tupa as well as the farm animals.

Did You Know

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm™ attracts over 200,000 visitors each year and can be found just 6 miles outside of Bristol, towards Clevedon. Started in 1999, animals include lions, tiger, bears, giraffe, zebras, rhinos & gibbons. As well as the longest hedge maze in Europe, visitors can enjoy huge indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds. For more details see our website:

There are now over 100 sorts of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates at Noah’s Ark, including several important species classified as ‘endangered’ or ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List. These include Siamang Gibbons (Endangered), Andean Bears (Vulnerable), African elephants (Vulnerable) Cotton Topped Tamarins (Critically Endangered), White Rhinos (Near Threatened) and Brazilian Tapirs (Vulnerable).

Noah’s Ark holds national Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) for its sustainable operations. The zoo has been a member of the Scheme since 2009. The zoo was also awarded the Innovation Award (for innovations in sustainability) from the National Farm Attractions Network and the Learning outside the classroom award in 2016.

‘Elephant Eden’ became the largest facility for elephants in the UK and the biggest of its kind in northern Europe at 20 acres (8 hectares) when it opened in February 2014.

‘Andean Adventure’ became the UKs newest and one of the largest bespoke habitats for Spectacled bears when it opened in 2016.

Noah’s Ark is open Monday – Saturday 10:30am – 5pm. The zoo can be found just outside Bristol, minutes from the M5 motorway Junction 19 or 20. It is closed on Sundays.