The Fresno Chaffee Zoo will host "Santa Paws" on Dec. 7.
The event, which starts at 10 a.m., will feature a celebration of the holidays in which wrapped gifts of food will be given to the animals throughout the day.
Elephants, orangutans, lemurs and birds will be among the critters that will get a chance to rip the wrapping off the treats.
The zoo's enrichment program is designed to stimulate natural behaviors in animals such as foraging and play.
Zoo visitors can pick up a schedule of feedings as they enter the zoo's wild wonderland that day.
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