Exmoor Zoo has been battered by the severe winter weather but the animals have been taking it in their stride.

Animals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor ZooAnimals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor Zoo

As Bratton Down was cut off from the outside world, animals such as the wolves took it in their stride but some of the denizens from warmer climes appeared a little perplexed.

Director Danny Reynolds said yesterday (Thursday) the temperature at the zoo near Bratton Fleming was -6C but felt more like -15.

Keeper Derek Gibson stayed overnight in case no staff could get in the next morning.

Danny said last night: “As a zoo we have to hope that the heat, shelter and extra we provide the animals will keep them going through this cold snap.

Animals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor ZooAnimals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor Zoo

“It looks as if we have to survive all day tomorrow with the winds as well as the subzero temperatures.”

Animals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor ZooAnimals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor Zoo

Animals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor ZooAnimals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor Zoo

Animals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor ZooAnimals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor Zoo

Animals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor ZooAnimals brave the cold snap at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: Exmoor Zoo