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.