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Zoo animals get Christmas treats

Posted at 7:30 PM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 21:30:50-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Santa is out and about delivering gifts, but some got theirs early.

Zookeepers gave animals at the Reid Park Zoo Christmas treats Thursday. All through the morning, visitors saw tigers, bears and other animals having fun with their presents.

Zoo staffers say the treats are a good way to get animals out of their usual routines. They increase the animals' exercise and provide behavioral and mental stimulation.