Sunday, December 29, 2002

SANTA REMEMBERS ZOO INMATES

Santa visits chimps first
By Ron Hayes, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

LOXAHATCHEE -- You've probably wondered how Santa Claus is able to deliver all those presents to all those children all over the world in just one cold winter's night.

Simple.

He gives all the chimps their presents in advance.

Monday morning for example, Claus was at Lion Country Safari, ferrying four boatloads of gaily wrapped gifts to the 35 chimpanzees who live on the wildlife park's five chimp islands.

Christmas was saddened this year by the absence of Nolan, the park's alpha male, who succumbed to a stroke in November....