So if you think shopping for your family members for Christmas is difficult, if you're working at the Wildlife Conservation Society what do you get for a bear?
Well, it turns out the bears are not so fussy.
Cisco and Spangles, two Andean bears at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, got a chance to tear into beautifully wrapped presents stuffed with tasty treats such as molasses and peanut butter.
Zookeepers gave the bears these holiday gifts as a form of enrichment to keep their minds and bodies active and vital.
The zoo’s residents will get more delicious delights at the annual Presents to the Animals event continuing this weekend, Dec. 24 and 25. Zoo-goers can watch as the animals receive their festive treats. 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.
Open every day of the year, admission to the Queens Zoo is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 am to 5 pm weekdays, and 10 am – 5:30 pm weekends, April through October, and 10 am – 4:30 pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th St. in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.
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