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Zoo animals get special treats from Santa

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Animals at the Cincinnati Zoo got an early Christmas present from Santa and his elves on Thursday.

They were given treats that were not only nutritious, but a great enrichment activity.

Like humans, animals enjoy searching for and finding new treats.  Searching is a lot like hunting, which is a behavior these animals would display in the wild while foraging for food. 

Spectacled bears received holiday wreaths stuffed with treats, polar bears received colorful frozen 'fish-cicles,' elephants received gift boxes full of fresh fruit and the aardvark and wallaby received gift wrapped treats.

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