Oakland Zoo chimps get early Christmas party

December 23, 2010 2:34:26 PM PST
Zoo staff wrapped books, toys and stuffed animals and put them in the chimps' enclosure. It didn't take long for the chimps to find them.

The toys came from the Tot Drop program which was forced to close half its East Bay locations because of the downturn in the economy. Zoo keepers often place food inside toys and hide them to encourage the animals to explore their surroundings.