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Zoo Animals Get Christmas Gifts (Photos)

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 17, 2012 Last Updated: December 18, 2012
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A lion bites a Christmas present at ZSL London Zoo on Dec. 12, 2012. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A lion bites a Christmas present at ZSL London Zoo on Dec. 12, 2012. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Ahead of the holiday season, animals in zoos around the world have received “Christmas gifts.”

In the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, giraffes, Sun Bears, meerkats, Aldabra tortoises, and cockatoos all got Christmas displays and accompanying food. 

In the United Kingdom’s ZSL London Zoo, penguins, meerkats, and lions all got festive treats.

A Sun Bear receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo on December 14, 2012 in Sydney. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A Sun Bear receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo on December 14, 2012 in Sydney. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Squirrel monkeys are fed using a christmas stocking during a photocall marking Christmas at the London Zoo in central London on Dec. 12, 2012. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

Squirrel monkeys are fed using a christmas stocking during a photocall marking Christmas at the London Zoo in central London on Dec. 12, 2012. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

Penguins are fed next to a Christmas tree at ZSL London Zoo. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Penguins are fed next to a Christmas tree at ZSL London Zoo. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Aldabra tortoises receive a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo on Dec. 14, 2012 in Sydney. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Aldabra tortoises receive a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo on Dec. 14, 2012 in Sydney. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Meerkats receive a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Meerkats receive a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A lion holds a "Christmas gift" (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

A lion holds a "Christmas gift" (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

A man dressed as Santa Claus scuba dives in a pool in Guadalajara Zoo Aquarium in Guadalajara, Mexico on Dec. 16, 2012. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

A man dressed as Santa Claus scuba dives in a pool in Guadalajara Zoo Aquarium in Guadalajara, Mexico on Dec. 16, 2012. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

A Sun Bear receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo. (Lisa Maree Williams/AFP/Getty Images)

A Sun Bear receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo. (Lisa Maree Williams/AFP/Getty Images)

A giraffe receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo on December 14, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A giraffe receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo on December 14, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A Cockatoo receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A Cockatoo receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

An Aldabra tortoise receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo on December 14, 2012 in Sydney. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

An Aldabra tortoise receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo on December 14, 2012 in Sydney. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A meerkat receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A meerkat receives a Christmas treat at Taronga Zoo. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A penguin eats a fish next to a Christmas tree at London Zoo in central London on December 12, 2012. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

A penguin eats a fish next to a Christmas tree at London Zoo in central London on December 12, 2012. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 




   

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