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12 Days of Wild Holiday Fun
For 12 days in December, Naples Zoo will be delivering
special gifts to the wild animals.

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Lions | Hyenas | Tigers | Honey Badgers | Fosas | Alligators | Leopards

On the twelve days of Christmas, Naples Zoo gave to you twelve gators swimming, eleven siamangs swinging, ten hyenas laughing, nine coyotes howling, eight gibbons singing, seven zebus chomping, six spider monkeys playing, five ti-i-gers, four roaring lions, three spotted leopards, two Malagasy fosas, and a lemur in a palm tree.

While there won't be that many of each animal, from December 13th all the way to Christmas Eve 2013, the Zoo will be delivering special gifts to the wild animals featuring some of their favorite treats wrapped in holiday fun. (Full Schedule)

Adding to the community spirit, many Southwest Floridians are contributing to the festivities. Recreating a veritable subtropical Santa’s workshop, residents at Brookdale Senior Living communities from Naples to Sarasota are once again crafting the animal-friendly treats that will add to add to the animal’s holiday cheer. Some of the senior toymakers will also make special visits to Naples Zoo to see their presents get wildly unwrapped.
(The Zoo is closed Christmas Day)


Festive Fun that's Good for Animals:
Events like this are part of the daily animal enrichment program. Proper animal husbandry at Naples Zoo is provided by professional staff and includes not only thorough cleaning, nutritional diets, veterinary care, and daily record keeping, but also behavioral enrichment. Enrichment begins with exhibit design, number and variety of animals living together, and also includes toys for the animal to play with (or destroy!), supplemental foraging activities, and even the use of scents and visuals to increase curiosity about objects. By rotating activities throughout time, animals consistently engage in something fun and thought provoking. Holidays allow both wildlife, staff, and zoo guests to enjoy some additional seasonal fun.


Join us for this seasonal celebration sponsored by Clear Channel Radio!

Schedule for
December 13, 17, 19, 23


All Day: Blue & Gold Macaw
and Military Macaws

9:30 South African Lions

12:15 Giraffe Herd

2:30 Honey Badgers

3:00 Feature Show

4:00 Fosas of Madagascar

Schedule for Dec 14, 15, 21, 22

All Day: Blue & Gold Macaw
and Military Macaws

9:30 South African Lions

10:45 Striped Hyenas

11:00 Feature Show

11:45 Alligator Bay Feeding

12:15 Giraffe Herd

1:00 Malayan Tigers

2:30 Honey Badgers

3:00 Feature Show

4:00 Fosas of Madagascar

Schedule for
December 16, 18, 20, 24

All Day: Blue & Gold Macaw
and Military Macaws


10:45 Striped Hyenas

11:00 Feature Show

11:45 Alligator Bay Feeding

3:30 Leopards

 

Naples Zoo is closed
on Christmas Day.

 




 

 

 

 

 




 

 


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