Making Christmas in the zoo bearable: Video shows animals opening presents at Sydney zoo
Video shows animals getting Christmas presents: but there's not a Furby or iPad in sight...
While the rest of us nurse hangovers from career-ending Christmas parties, and begin to plan our assaults on nightmarishly busy supermarkets and shops, the animals of Sydney's Taronga zoo are already enjoying their presents.
Meerkats, bears and tortoises have opened their Christmas presents early at the zoo, the animals were given wrapped up-gifts and can be seen getting into the festive spirit in a new video.
The gifts did, however, have more than one purpose, as they provided "choices and activities" for the creatures.
The zoo's behavioural biologist Dr Vicky Melfi said: "This is about giving the animals choices and activities that are interesting. We already provide great accommodation and care for the animals at Taronga, so environmental enrichment is the cherry on top.
"It's that thing you do that really gives them a more luxurious life," she continued. "What's more, we change the types of enrichment we give to provide variety and meet the needs of individuals."
The presents included nuts and honey and watermelons. Not a Furby or iPad in sight then...
- 1 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 2 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 3 What color is The Dress, white and gold or blue and black? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
- 5 Fearne Cotton quits Radio 1 after ten years for 'family and new adventures'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is shot dead
Leonard Nimoy dead: Star Trek actor dies after suffering lung disease
PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin, says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
What color is The Dress, white and gold or blue and black? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
salary equal to £40K pro-rata: Sauce Recruitment: Are you available to start a...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Creative Front-End Developer - Claph...
£18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The role in this successful eco...
£28000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: QA Tester - London - £30,000 QA Tes...