Lion Country Safari’s Christmas With The Chimps

Santa throws gifts to the awaiting chimps.

Lion Country Safari celebrated its 34th annual Christmas with the Chimps on Thursday, Dec. 20. Santa delivered presents by boat to the park’s chimpanzees. It’s the only event of the year where guests are permitted out of their vehicles in the final section of the preserve to join in the festivities. Gifts include edible treats, stuffed animals, clothes and enrichment-themed activities. The presents are provided and wrapped by ChimpanZoo volunteers, staff at Lion Country Safari and local elementary school classes. The event featured a performance by the Cypress Trails Elementary School chorus.