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Seasonal surprises for the animals at London Zoo

Christmas arrived early for the animals at ZSL London Zoo as keepers treated their residents to a selection of festive treats earlier this week.

The Zoo’s mischievous troop of Bolivian black-capped squirrel monkeys woke up to find a new Christmas climbing frame under the trees, decorated with edible gifts – while Sumatran tiger Asim pounced on brightly wrapped presents filled with his favourite turkey wings.

The Zoo’s ring-tailed lemurs also joined in the action with their own hanging stockings, stuffed with a selection of veggie trimmings.

ZSL London Zoo’s Animal Manager, Angela Ryan, said: “It’s the season of giving and our keepers always look forward to sharing the magic of Christmas with the animals at ZSL London Zoo.

“Just like children all over the country when they wake up on Christmas morning, Asim loved tearing into his brightly wrapped presents to get at the meaty snacks inside, while our squirrel monkeys and lemurs enjoyed finding the festive treats hidden in their stockings.

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