ZSL Whipsnade Zoo animals enjoying the snow

Yak in the snow. Picture: ZSL

Yak in the snow. Picture: ZSL - Credit: Archant

As temperatures plummet, schools shut and cars skid on the road, animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are also dealing with an icy plunge.

Lynx in the snow. Picture: ZSL

Lynx in the snow. Picture: ZSL - Credit: Archant

There are more than 3,000 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates at the zoo - which is up high on a Dunstable green.

See these pictures of Whipsnade animals enjoying the Beast from the East snow wave.

Lynx in the snow. Picture: ZSL

Lynx in the snow. Picture: ZSL - Credit: Archant

Bear in the snow. Picture: ZSL

Bear in the snow. Picture: ZSL - Credit: Archant

Camels in the snow. Picture: ZSL

Camels in the snow. Picture: ZSL - Credit: Archant

Otters in the snow. Picture: ZSL

Otters in the snow. Picture: ZSL - Credit: Archant

Red panda iin the snow. Picture: ZSL

Red panda iin the snow. Picture: ZSL - Credit: Archant