Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society
Video Credit: Luke Groskin © Wildlife Conservation Society

Last chance to see the animals recieve holiday treats at WCS's Prospect Park Zoo

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 25 - 26

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New York, Dec. 20, 2010- North American river otters Ogie and Dixie rip into their gift to find a special treat inside.  

Residents of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo have been receiving presents each Saturday and Sunday in December.  This weekend, December 25 and 26 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., it is the Hamadryas baboons and meerkats that will have the chance to tear into their holiday gifts.  

Presents for the Animals is a form of enrichment. WCS's Prospect Park Zoo provides this and other types of mental and physical stimulation to keep the animals’ minds and bodies healthy and active.

Sophie Bass – 212-439-6527;

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo - Open every day of the year.  Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing. The zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue. For more information call 718-399-7339 or visit

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.