Animals brave snow and freezing temperatures

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A pallas catImage source, Big Cat Sanctuary
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A pallas cat at the Big Cat Sanctuary at Ashford in Kent

As England is gripped by a freezing spell dubbed the Beast from the East, creatures great and small are braving the snow blizzards and biting winds.

These photographs show how our furry friends have reacted to the cold snap from a timid peep outside their nests to wild frolicking with their playmates.

And whether they like the weather or not, animals across the country make a stunning sight against the fluffy white backdrop.

Image source, Weather Watcher WilfChlsfield
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Snowy whiskers in Bromley, Greater London
Image source, ZSL London Zoo
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A Sumatran tiger watched the snow fall at London Zoo
Image source, Jayess Photography
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Rodney the cat stretches out to explore on Canvey Island in Essex
Image source, Chester Zoo
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Sun bears Milli and Toni play fight in the snow at Chester Zoo
Image source, Darren Moston
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A vole peeps out from beneath a blanket of snow in Lower Walton, Cheshire
Image source, Exmoor Zoo
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A tapir finds a spot of sunshine to bask in at Exmoor Zoo in North Devon
Image source, Weather Watchers Gareth 401
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Weather Watcher Gareth 401 snapped a deer in Richmond, London

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Weather Watcher High Lions captured their first lambs born at Ampleforth, in North Yorkshire
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Humboldt penguins at Cotswold Animal Park
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Weather Watcher Big Jam spotted a robin singing in the snow in Isleworth, west London
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Doodoo, a male red panda, curled up in a tree at Cotswold Animal Park to avoid the cold ground
Image source, Whipsnade Zoo
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A lynx plays in the snow at Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable in Bedfordshire
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A horse at Brinsley Animal Rescue in Nottinghamshire
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Weather Watcher Silversal captured this fox venturing into a garden in Islington, Greater London