Presents to the Animals

December 7–8, 14–15, 21–22, 28–29

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
The presents come early and often for the animals at the Prospect Park Zoo. Throughout December, watch as Hamadryas baboons, Pallas's cats, red pandas, mongoose, and other critters tear into treat-filled bags and boxes.

Presents for the animals are a form of enrichment. Prospect Park Zoo provides these and other types of mental and physical stimulation to keep the animals' minds and bodies healthy and active.

Presents Schedule


Dec. 7–8: Pallas's cats, 11:00 a.m.; baboons, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 14–15: Dingoes, 11:00 a.m.; Golden lion tamarins, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 21–22: Meerkats, 11:00 a.m.; mongooses, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 28-29: Geoffrey's marmosets, 11:00 a.m.; North American river otters, 3:30 p.m.

Holiday Videos

Watch the meerkats forage for holiday treats >>
Watch the baboons rip open their holiday presents >>
Watch the Pallas's cats pounce on their gift boxes >>
Watch the otters dig into their gifts >>

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