Just because they are wild animals with no understanding of a holiday based on gift giving doesn't mean they should be left out of the season.
On Saturday, Dec. 5, Zoo Boise animals will get their presents neatly wrapped and ready to be torn apart. Primates will get wrapped boxes full of food; for the lions and tigers, unwrapping a big empty box is joy enough; and the bears will get to delight in a mixture of worms and peanut butter.
Animals around the zoo will receive gifts every half hour throughout the day. The annual Claus 'N Paws celebration also includes face painting, games and a photo op with Santa 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the zoo is free all day.