Spring River Park Zoo to celebrate 25 Days of Zoo Christmas

New Mexico
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At the Spring River Park and Zoo in Roswell, even the zoo animals celebrate Christmas.

The zoo’s annual 25 Days of Zoo Christmas will be expanded this year.

In previous years, animals were given gifts on one day right before Christmas.

This year, every day from December 1 through December 26 zookeepers will give three different animals gifts, some of which can be public donations.

These animals will then unwrap their presents as the public is encouraged to visit and watch their celebration.

Zoo officials say the gifts promote species-specific behaviors like foraging and playing and can also increase the animals’ quality of life.

Anyone wishing to donate gifts for the zoo animals is asked to contact zookeeper Andrea Cole at a.cole@roswell-nm.gov to make sure the gifts are appropriate.

Examples of good gifts would be live Christmas trees, wreaths and streamers.

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