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Queens Zoo Gives Animals Presents

_Julie Larsen Maher 0614 Andean Bears with Present Enrichment QZ 12 20 11
(Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS/ Video Credit: Luke Groskin © WCS)
Julie Larsen Maher 0614 Andean Bears with Present Enrichment QZ 12 20 11
(Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS/ Video Credit: Luke Groskin © WCS)

This year, the animals at the Queens Zoo celebrated the holidays by opening gifts.

That’s right, the holidays came early for animals like Cisco and Spangles, two Andean bears that live at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo.

The bears unwrapped presents holding treats like molasses and peanut butter.

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, the zoo’s residents will get more delicious delights at the annual Presents to the Animals event continuing this weekend, December 24 and 25.

Visitors will be in for a rare treat as they are able to watch the animals receive their gifts.

The treat-receiving schedule is: Coyotes at 1 p.m.; pumas at 2:15 p.m.; and bears at 2:45 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

The Queens Zoo located in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park, is open every day of the year, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3.

Check out the video.

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