HONOLULU, HI – Christmas will be coming early for animals at the Honolulu Zoo at its annual Christmas with the Animals event on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
“Christmas with the Animals is the Honolulu Zoo’s way of saying ‘Mele Kalikimaka’ to the magnificent animals that call the zoo home,” said Linda Santos, Director of the Honolulu Zoo. “Local residents and visitors from around the world will enjoy this celebration of the spirit of the season” said David Earles, Executive Director of the Honolulu Zoo Society.
Holiday cheer will be in full swing, as visitors see the zoo’s beloved animals receive and “open” special enrichment gifts, such as food, treats and toys. In addition to witnessing this wild gift exchange, guests and their families can also enjoy live music strolling the grounds, hands-on educational and craft activities and a special appearance from Santa Claus himself.
Visitors can participate in the following activities and watch their favorite animals enjoy their special gifts of enrichment at the following times:
- 9:30 a.m. – Chimpanzee
- 10:00 a.m. – African Ground Hornbill & Marabou Stork*
- 10:20 a.m. – Orangutan
- 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Santa Claus Meet & Greet, Crafts, Live Entertainment and Keiki Activities
- 10:45 a.m. – Sumatran Tiger
- 11:15 a.m. – Asian Elephant
- 11:30 a.m. – Keiki Zoo
- 1:15 p.m. – Galapagos Tortoise & Linne’s Two-Toed Sloth
- 1:30 p.m. – Gharial
- 2:00 p.m. – Lovebirds & Parrot Row*
*Areas with limited viewing
About the Honolulu Zoo Society
Founded in 1969, the Honolulu Zoological Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the Honolulu Zoo and its mission to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences to its guests.
For information on how to support the Honolulu Zoo, visit www.honoluluzoo.org or call (808) 926-3191.