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Gifts for the Animals 2017

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CINDY CASTELBLANCO

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WATCH ZOO MIAMI ANIMALS RECEIVE HOLIDAY GIFTS ON SELECT DAYS IN DECEMBER

 

Miami, FL (December 1, 2017) – Not only do humans enjoy receiving and opening presents during the holidays, Zoo Miami’s animal residents do too!  Included with admission, Holiday Gifts for the Animals takes place on select days in December, including Christmas Day.  Visitors will be entertained watching the animals joyfully open holiday gifts prepared by zookeepers.  Below please find the holiday gifts schedule. 

 

Date

Time

Animal/Activity

2-Dec

10:30 a.m.     

Tree kangaroos open holiday presents

 

2:00 p.m.        

Asian small-clawed otters receive pine cones with treats

 

 

 

3-Dec

11:30 a.m.     

Giraffes open holiday gifts

 

3:00 p.m.        

Harpy Eagles receive treat boxes wrapped in holiday paper

 

 

 

9-Dec

10:30 a.m.      

Jaguars receive holiday-themed ice treats

 

2:00 p.m.        

Warty pigs get treat boxes wrapped in holiday paper

 

 

 

10-Dec

11:00 a.m.      

Meerkats get an Australian pine tree and small treat boxes wrapped in holiday paper

 

2:00 p.m.        

Flooded Forest Animals receive Australian pine holiday tree with edible ornaments

 

 

 

16-Dec

10:30 a.m.        

Sloth bears receive holiday gift boxes filled with treats

 

1:30 p.m.

Galapagos tortoises get juicy watermelon wreaths decorated with fruit

 

 

 

17-Dec

11:30 a.m.    

Asian elephants get edible ornaments

 

1:30 p.m.

Wacky Barn goats and friends get gifts

 

 

 

23-Dec

11:30 a.m.      

Lions get holiday-themed ice treats

 

1:30 p.m.        

New Guinea singing dogs get treat boxes wrapped in holiday paper

 

 

 

24-Dec

11:00 a.m.      

Giant river otters get holiday-themed ice treats

 

1:30 p.m.        

Wacky Barn goats and friends get gifts

 

 

 

25-Dec

12:30 p.m.    

Cassowary gets paper mache ornaments stuffed with treats

 

3:00 p.m.   

Rheas get paper mache ornaments filled with grapes

 

 

 

26-Dec

11:30 a.m.      

Orangutan and white-cheeked gibbons receive holiday presents

 

2:15 p.m.

African elephants get a giant Australian pine tree with elephant-sized edible ornaments

 

 

 

27-Dec

11:30 a.m.      

Giraffes open holiday gifts

 

1:30 p.m.     

Pygmy hippos get holiday-themed ice treats

 

 

 

28-Dec

11:30 a.m.      

Asian elephants get edible ornaments

 

1:30 p.m.      

Tapirs get holiday trees with fruit ornaments

 

 

 

29-Dec

10:30 a.m.    

Sloth bears get holiday gift boxes filled with treats

 

1:45 p.m.

Chimpanzees open their holiday presents

 

 

 

30-Dec

10:30 a.m.    

Tigers get ice treats

 

2:15 p.m.

African elephants get giant holiday trees decorated with their favorite treats

 

 

 

31-Dec

11:30 a.m.      

Orangutan and white-cheeked gibbons receive holiday presents

 

1:30 p.m.  

Flooded Forest Aviary animals receive paper mache ornaments stuffed with treats

 

 

About Zoo Miami

As one of the world’s greatest zoos, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world.  Visitors can now enjoy the NEW Florida: Mission Everglades expansion with alligators, bobcats, a bald eagle, a Florida panther and more impressive Florida natives.  Guests can slide along otters, come face to face with bears, crawl through a tunnel in the crocodile exhibit, float along the Lostman’s River “airboat” ride, play in the Cypress Landing Playground and more!

 

Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 street; Miami, FL 33177. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; last ticket sold at 4 p.m.  Regular adult admission is $22.95 (plus tax) and regular child admission is $18.95 (plus tax).  Parking is free. For more information, please visit www.zoomiami.org or call (305) 251-0400.

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