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Over the years, the Zoo maintenance staff has created a dazzling collection of approximately 150 lighted animal and holiday fixtures. This year, our crew has been hard at work creating an illuminated aquarium. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for some of the Zoo’s most infamous lighted attractions, including the animated escaping gorillas as they appear to walk the roof tops and the chimpanzees climbing the palm trees. Staff also places 800 luminaria bags along the walkways.

Also new on display, we are adding a baby animal themed tree to our Christmas tree forest. The tree features ornaments inspired by animals born at the Zoo during 2015, like Abigail, our baby Southern white rhinoceros. We will still have our zoo animal inspired trees on display. Each tree is adorned with some handcrafted ornaments inspired by a tigers, peacocks, zebras, leopards and flamingos.