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Zoo Boise's Claus 'N Paws means Christmas for the critters

Zoo Boise capybaras get in the Christmas spirit with gifts of their own

Zoo Boise's capybaras got a special gift in December of 2016 when zoo staff gave them a wrapped box stuffed full of yummy fruits and veggies. It was part of the zoo's Claus 'N Paws, a free event meant to thank the community for its ongoing support
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Zoo Boise's capybaras got a special gift in December of 2016 when zoo staff gave them a wrapped box stuffed full of yummy fruits and veggies. It was part of the zoo's Claus 'N Paws, a free event meant to thank the community for its ongoing support

Zoo Boise's menagerie got to join in the holiday spirit on Saturday at Claus 'N Paws, a free event filled with Christmas festivities for all.

From the largest lions to the tiniest tamarins, many of the zoo's residents received gifts in the form of food or animal-safe decorations, like holiday streamers. The animals were able to tear through wrapping paper (and, in some cases, gnaw through cardboard boxes) to retrieve their goodies.

For the humans, Claus 'N Paws meant a chance to take a photo with Santa or receive a holiday-themed face painting.

According to Zoo Boise, the event was "our way to thank our community for supporting the zoo and our wildlife conservation mission."

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