Pygmy Hippos, Takins and Elephants Enjoy Holiday-themed Treats
Although the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are closed to guests, the animals are still celebrating the holidays. Wildlife care specialists created holiday wreaths for the pygmy hippos and takins at the Zoo and for the elephants at the Safari Park. The holiday-themed food items are made of various branches from trees and plants and “decorated” with some of the animals’ favorite treats such as hibiscus and watermelon. The special treats are just part of ongoing activities by the organization’s wildlife care specialists to offer engaging experiences to the animals in their care.
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