Animals at Sydney's Taronga Zoo enjoyed an early delivery from Santa Claus this year and were treated to edible Christmas presents on 4 December. The chimpanzees, including babies Fumo and Sudi, woke to find gift-wrapped food treats prepared by keepers and volunteers, inside their enclosure, Taronga Zoo said in a statement.
Fifteen-month-old Fumo spent the day playing with Christmas paper and boxes, local media reported. Meanwhile, Esmeralda the Aldabra giant tortoise, the Zoo's oldest resident, enjoyed a festive treat in the form of watermelons carved in the shape of Christmas trees, the zoo said. The treats, while edible, were also educational in nature, designed to challenge and encourage the animals' natural skills, zoo officials added.