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Zoo animals celebrate the holidays, too

By master · December 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

As part of the Woodland Park Zoo’s ongoing program to enrich the lives of their animals, the animals are enjoying a Winter Celebration.  During this celebration – which runs this week and next – grizzlies, tigers, penguins and others get holiday-themed treats like wreaths trimmed with fish or trees decked with ornamental fruit and other favorite snacks (like the pasta icicles in the picture).


(Photo by Ryan Hawk)

The goal of the zoo’s enrichment program is to promote natural animal behavior and to keep them mentally and physically stimulated while engaging zoo visitors.  Winter Celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.  These are the days you can see your favorite animals:

  • Monday (December 28) – Sun bears, grizzlies, pigs, elephants
  • Tuesday (December 22, 29) – Orangutans, Otters, Golden lion tamarins, Tigers
  • Wednesday (December 23, 30) – Snow leopard cubs, Gorillas, Penguins, Australian birds and keas

Winter Celebration is free with zoo admission.  For specific times and other information, click here.

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 MuthaFiko123 // Dec 29, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I ain't a hippy, people is mer impertant then animals! by cracky!

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