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Zoo animals get special treats from Santa


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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