Critters in their Christmas finery, opening presents and hanging out with Santa Claus

At the San Diego Zoo, Santa’s reindeer were offered Wreath Wellington as a Christmas treat. And, around the world critters of all kinds were celebrating the season.

Hope you all had merry Christmas. And Santa is enjoying a well-deserved break, but not before visit the belugas at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Scuba Claus dives with beluga whales Aurora and Qila/Vancouver Aquarium
Scuba Claus dives with beluga whales Aurora and Qila/Vancouver Aquarium

PAWS, or the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, has adorable cats waiting for forever homes. Some dressed as reindeers.

PAWS Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
PAWS Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society/Facebook

Baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust also strutted their stuff in festive blankets.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust/Facebook

Love For Mia Cleft Palate Chihuahua also knows how to the dress their dogs for the occasion. Not an ugly Christmas sweater to be seen.

Love For Mia Cleft Palate Chihuahua/Facebook
Love For Mia Cleft Palate Chihuahua/Facebook

This little guy at the Granby Zoo maybe got a little too into his gifts.

Zoo de Granby/Facebook
Zoo de Granby/Facebook

Hmmm. Must be a theme. Check out these curious foxes checking out what Santa brought them at the Woodland Park Zoo.

Woodland Park Zoo/Facebook
Woodland Park Zoo/Facebook

Nothing says the season of sharing like mine, mine, mine! At least, that’s how this snake at Australia Zoo sees it.

Australia Zoo/Facebook
Australia Zoo/Facebook

Though coiling around a present is nothing compared to stomping one, which is what African elephant Sukari did at the Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee. 

Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee/Facebook
Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee/Facebook

Santa could never deprive these puppy eyes, courtesy of the Montreal SPCA.

Montreal SPCA/Facebook
Montreal SPCA/Facebook

Santa took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with pets at the Houston Humane Society.

Houston Humane Society/Facebook
Houston Humane Society/Facebook

And, nothing says Christmas like frogs with Santa hats. Or, as the Saratoga National Fish Hatchery put it, “Hoppy Holidays.”

Saratoga National Fish Hatchery/Facebook
Saratoga National Fish Hatchery/Facebook

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

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