Lion Country Safari’s Chimps Enjoy Gifts From Santa

Santa tosses gifts to the chimps while Kristie Bellesen steadies the boat.

The Lion Country Safari chimpanzees got a special visit from Santa on Thursday, Dec. 19. This is the one time of the year guests are allowed out of their cars to have an up-close look at chimps receiving and enjoying their presents on Chimp Island. Santa brought 18 chimps their favorite treats of toys, food, drinks, blankets and jackets. All Lion Country Safari animals received special enrichments during the holiday week.