The most glamorous event of Drusillas Park’s social calendar took place in Alfriston this week.
The 2014 Animal Oscars gave recognition to a host of four-legged stars for the enjoyment they have brought to many of the zoo’s visitors.
The awards were voted for by members of the public.
The awards proved a roaring success and amongst the winners on the night, the meerkats bagged the ‘Best Animal’ award as voted for by the public.
These furry favourites have been the long standing icon of the zoo route and once again received the highest number of animal adoptions over the last 12 months.
This year’s ‘Best Original Sound Track’ was awarded to the ring tailed lemurs.
These primates have a complex and distinct array of vocalisations including wailing, cackling and shrieking and their mysterious howl is audible up to half a mile away.
The flamingos stole the show for ‘Costume Design’ and ‘Rear of the Year’ was once again awarded to the Sulawesi black crested macaques.
Finally ‘Lifetime Achievement’ was received by Slasher the rockhopper penguin.
Slasher is one of Drusillas Park’s longest standing residents.
He arrived in 1993 from Edinburgh Zoo and celebrates his 22nd birthday in May.
For more information about the zoo contact 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk.