With cold weather nicknamed the Beast from the East coming from Russia, Chessington World of Adventures’ own beasts have been out enjoying the snow.

Photographs include some animals, like reindeer, who are more used to snow, and some, like lions, trying to eat it out of the sky.

The Met Office has issued warnings for snow this week,

It is set to be the coldest end of February since 1986.

Met Office meteorologist Charlie Powell said: “The UK is on track for some really cold weather this week. It’s not going to be record-breaking, but it’ll be pretty exceptional; winds are going to make it feel minus 10 to minus 15 during the day."

Click through the gallery above for all the pictures.