Zoo animals enjoy Christmas feast in Sydney

17:23, December 23, 2009      

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Christmas has come early at Sydney's Taronga Zoo as the keepers decorated the zoo and treated the animals for the Christmas, local media reported Wednesday.

Hibiscus Christmas trees decorated with grevillea flowers, and pine cones topped with peanut butter and grapes on Wednesday's breakfast menu, the Australian Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

Jumilah, a six-year-old female Sumatran tiger, ripped apart a small cardboard box to find her present -- a large chunk of red meat.

Zoo keepers also left a small edible Christmas tree coated with frozen milk which they dyed green for her.

Meanwhile, the zoo's elephants, including five-month-old Luk Chai, demolished giant ice pops filled with fruit. Luk Chai is putting on about one kilogram a day and remains keen to be the center of attention in all activities.

Source: Xinhua
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