- Thursday, December 20, 2017
- 10:30am (arrive by 9:30am to allow time to get through the preserve)
- At Lion Country Safari Preserve (Hwange National Park)
Lion Country Safari, America’s 1st cageless zoo, will celebrate the annual Christmas with the Chimps on December 20, 2017 beginning at 10:30am. For over 30 years, Santa Claus has visited man’s closest relative at Lion Country Safari’s Chimp Islands, bearing wrapped gifts for the chimps. This is the only opportunity throughout the entire year that guests can get out of their vehicles to watch the chimps receive presents.
This is a benefit for the staff and chimps. Kind of like Macy’s traditional Thanksgiving Day Parade, Lion Country Safari’s annual Christmas with the Chimps is our traditional kick-off of the holiday season. This is one of those enrichments that both chimps and humans particularly enjoy,” says Wolf.