25th December 2019

In_pictures Zoo animals open Christmas presents

In_pictures Zoo animals open Christmas presents

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Over the past few days, zoo animals have been given early Christmas presents in the form of edible treats wrapped up in festive packaging.

Here are pictures from zoos in France, Germany, Colombia and New Zealand.

in_pictures A kea parrot rips open its wrapped box of Christmas treatsImage copyright
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A kea parrot ripped open its wrapped box of Christmas treats at Orana Wildlife Park on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand

in_pictures A gorilla enjoys a frozen Christmas treatImage copyright
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A gorilla at Orana got to enjoy a frozen Christmas treat

in_pictures Cheetahs explored packages filled with treatsImage copyright
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Also at Orana, cheetahs explored festive packages filled with treats (above and below)

in_pictures Cheetahs explored packages filled with treatsImage copyright
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in_pictures Squirrel monkeys explore their Christmas packageImage copyright
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Some curious squirrel monkeys explored their food-filled Christmas package at the Zoo de Pescheray in le Breil-sur-Merize, near Le Mans, north-western France (above and below)

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in_pictures Squirrel monkeys explore their Christmas packageImage copyright
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in_pictures Elephants with boxes of foodImage copyright
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In Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, elephants were given boxes filled with fruit, straw and nuts

in_pictures A baboon at Cali ZooImage copyright
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A baboon at Cali Zoo in Colombia got to grips with a festive treat

in_pictures A black jaguar inspects Christmas stockings at Cali ZooImage copyright
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A black jaguar inspected Christmas stockings at Cali

in_pictures A lion eats from its gift box in Cali ZooImage copyright
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Also at Cali, a lion ate from its gift box (above) and a capuchin monkey inspected a festive package (below)

in_pictures A capuchin monkey inspects a festive package at Cali ZooImage copyright
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