Wimbledon inspired lunch wins game, set and match at Drusillas

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A feast of tasty treats inspired by the Wimbledon tennis championships was served up at Drusillas Park.

Black lemurs enjoyed a lunchtime munch of juicy grapes in customised tennis balls.

The strange service was part of the zoo’s enrichment programme, which ensures a diverse diet is enjoyed in imaginative and unusual ways.

Enrichment is carried out within all the enclosures on a daily basis to encourage the animals to work a little harder for their food as they would in the wild as well as providing mental stimulation.

The unusual delivery proved a real smash with the whole set, who polished the meal off in minutes.

The group rallied around the prized platters taking the balls near to break point, as they excitedly dug out their dinner.

A spokeswoman for the zoo said: “Mum, Clementine was first to make an approach and proved the top seed. In the lemur world, females rule the troop and Clementine led from the off, quickly gaining an advantage over the other family members. Her tiny baby, born in April, was a somewhat redundant doubles partner as he clung to the baseline and watched in awe.However, dad Lotfi seemed happier just watching play from the sidelines.”

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