This year, when the holidays are celebrated at the Sacramento Zoo, the lovable lemurs, including the four young ones born last spring, will get a special feast.
In addition to the holiday celebration for the lemur family at the zoo, hornbill birds get a piñata filled with crickets, lions are gifted with boxes of scent, spice and pumpkin and river otters are provided frozen ice treats.
The holiday festivities takes place from Dec. 14 at the zoo, near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road. A new unwrapped toy or nonperishable food item earns $1 off admission.
Here’s the lineup for Dec. 14:
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10:30 a.m. – Orangutans: Fabric stocking with fruit, nuts and pumpkin.
11:00 a.m. – Bongos and Red River hogs: Pumpkin bowls with fruit and vegetables, Christmas trees decorated with hay, carrots and lettuce.
11:30 a.m. – Black and white ruffed lemurs: Christmas feast with a paper turkey pinata, plates of food on a festive table and a cardboard gingerbread house.
Noon – Sumatran tigers: Wrapped presents with spices, a Christmas tree, ice and a holiday-themed piñata.
12:30 p.m. – Kangaroo and emu: Christmas tree decorated with carrots, lettuce, greens and squash stars.
1:00 p.m. – Anteaters: Toys with avocado and boxes with oranges
1:30 p.m. – Lions: Large boxes with scent and spice, ice and small pumpkins
2:00 p.m. – River otters: Frozen ice ornaments and ice with treats
2:30 p.m. – Giraffes: Wreaths of browse, fruit and vegetables, Christmas tree and piñata
3:00 p.m. – Ground hornbills: Holiday-themed piñata with crickets