The “Growing Wild” theme celebrates children, plants, and animals growing up together in this magical place we call the Honolulu Zoo. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Waialae Country Club.
Holiday Enrichment 2003
Most of the animals have handmade Christmas ornaments on the doors to their night quarters. The ornaments were made by a dedicated keeper.
A volunteer gave apples rolled in sweet oats to Kruger.
Christmas trees and presents were placed in the chimp exhibit.
Most of the chimps' packages were quite large.
Our Zoo director explains chimp behavior before they come out.
The crowd got excited as the chimps first see their gifts.
Three year old Puiwa is the center of attention.
The Francois Langurs got a Christmas tree filled with treats.
Flowers are a favorite of the ring-tailed lemurs.
Spider monkeys attracted a crowd of on-lookers.
Pandji spent most of the time at a log scented with Obsession perfume.
Staff filled Rusti, the orangutan's exhibit, with presents and treats.
Crowds watched as Rusti opened his presents.
Vaigai gently picks through her treats.
Mari prefers to knock the tree down and crush the melons.