|Little One and Anana are in the early stages of courtship, and did not get a visit from Santa, as it may have been distracting.|
While polar bears Anana and Little One shyly try to get to know one another, the holiday season is in full swing in the rest of the zoo.
Scroll down to the end for a taste of polar bear festivities on past Christmases.
This year, 2016, Sloth Moe is getting some grapes from Santa.
|Santa asks Moe the sloth if he would like some delicious grapes.|
Sea Lion Duke is getting frozen fish and eels from Santa
|Santa offers some frozen treats to Duke the Sea Lion|
|Have a treat from Santa, Duke|
|Santa throws in the rest of the frozen treats for Duke to enjoy later.|
|Santa observes that he thinks Duke is enjoying his treats.|
In the elephant enclosure, Santa raises an edible wreath for the elephants.
|Santa raises the wreath|
|Is everything just right? Santa is checking.|
|Peanuts are inside the Christmas Ball|
|Santa greets his fans at the elephant house|
|Jati finds the ornament first|
|She very carefully positions the handcrafted ball|
|And then smashes it, of course. There are peanuts inside.|
|Jati smashes the 2016 ball|
|Jati, with her 2016 ornament, fends off matriarch Schottzie|
|Schottzie says okay, I will just eat the rest of the wreath|
|Santa wishes Merry Christmas to the elephants|
|Here comes the first of the presents from Santa, |
created by the volunteer enrichment team.
|Lots of decorated boxes, with non-toxic paint, to be filled with meat treats.|
|Boxes and more boxes|
|Here comes the Lion family|
|Is something special in the box for John?|
|Which box to attack next?|
|Willow chews on an oxtail.|
Christmas presents for the Lions - video - 2016
|Little One chows down on the ice treat in 2013|
|Little One in 2013|
|Santa with Berit and Little One in 2012|
|Berit and Little One enjoy frozen treats in 2012|