Santa visits Cincinnati Zoo animals

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Santa Claus delivered some Christmas joy to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Monday.

Animals enjoy searching for and finding new treats. Zoo keepers and staff stepped in as elves to prepare some nutritious treats and enrichment activities for spectacled bears, polar bears, African lions and elephants.

Visitors were able to see Santa make the special delivery to the animals.

The polar bears enjoyed some colorful frozen fish-cicles, the black bears, spectacled bears and African lions all got Christmas trees stuffed with treats and the elephants received gift boxes full of fresh fruit!

Monday is Santa's last night at the PNC Festival of Lights. Soon after, he'll begin his long trip around the world!

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