VIDEO: Festive treats for zoo creatures

Whipsnade Zoo’s animals were given Christmas presents early when keepers gave them a host of festive treats to get them in the holiday spirit.

Wednesday, 19th December 2012, 1:56 pm

Ring-tailed lemurs, including twins Billy and Taffy, received stockings filled with their favourite snacks and some extra-special presents to unwrap.

The Zoo’s oriental small-clawed otters and Californian sealions were treated to a dinner with a difference, as they were given some festive frozen treats.

Keeper Mark Holden said: “Whipsnade’s animals are really inquisitive by nature and love investigating new things. Not only will our gifts give them the chance to use their natural curiosity, they’ll enjoy them too.”

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See the animals enjoying their Christmas treats in Natalee Hazelwood’s video.