Christmas has arrived at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, as these seals testify. Despite temperatures of 24C, their keepers planned a festive treat for them, complete with lumps of ice, toys and enrichment foods.
No Christmas is complete without a picture gallery of cute animals. So here you go!
Animals celebrate christmas
A furry merry Christmas to all! Zoo animals get festive
Lucifer the lion checks out his Christmas presents at London Zoo.
A reindeer at Bristol Zoo Gardens tucks in to a Christmas meal.
Sumatran tiger cub Kembali checks out her pressie at Taronga Zoo, Sydney
Santa gives the humboldt penguins a snack at Marineland exhibition park, Antibes, France
Dudley the lion gets a stocking full of meat at Blair Drummond Safari Park, Scotland.
A curious chimpanzee, Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire
Christmas goose Auguste sits on donkey Eddy's back in Marzahn, Berlin.
Coatis find delicacies in their hats, Hagenbeck Zoo, Hamburg, Germany.
Giraffes get long stockings at London Zoo.
Donna the elephant gets a gift, Whipsnade Safari Park.
A monkey plays with Christmas decorations at Buenos Aires Zoo.
Seals sifting through the snow at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.
Festive fun and games at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.
A baby meercat finds a cosy spot at Drummond Safari Park, Scotland.