Christmas goes to the monkeys

Zookeepers at Monarto Zoo in South Australia have delivered a sleigh load of Christmas presents to the zoo's troop of chimpanzees.

The brightly coloured paper mache Christmas presents were filled with festive treats fit for, well, a chimp.

For the group’s youngest member, Zuri, this is her first Christmas celebration and marks a milestone in her development, according to primate zookeeper, Jon Allon. 

“Zuri’s hit a few milestones recently," he said.

"She’s standing on her own now and is trying to crawl away from mum, Zombi. Zombi is still quite protective and always has a firm grasp on her as she begins to explore her surroundings and the other chimps."

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