The Attica Zoo family has planned a series of holiday week activities for the week between Christmas and New Years, and if you are traveling with children, a visit to this too often overlooked Zoo is a great break from all those rocks!

The Attica Zoo is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day!

This year, they’re welcoming visitors to join the fun as they create special holiday gifts for their family members: the chimps, the giraffes, and lions and monkeys and camels, birds and big cats.  And what fun would creating the gifts be if you didn’t have the chance to watch them open them, too!

A different group of animals will be celebrating each day, but the party is limited to a maximum of 20 guests each day, so you’ll need to sign up to participate. (Participation is free with Zoo admission).

Monday – December 26, 2011 – Bears & Wolves  noon-1 pm

Tuesday  – December 27, 2011 – Wild Dogs of Africa & Giraffes 2.45-3.45 pm

Wednesday December  28, 2011 – Lemurs & Camels  1.30-2.30short

Thursday, December  29, 2011 – Parrots & Iguana 1.30-2.30 pm

Friday December  30, 2011 – Monkey & White Rhinos  11.45am-12.45mm

Saturday December  31, 2011 – Jaguars & Tigers    1.30-2.30 pm

Sunday January 1, 2012 & Monday January 2, 2012 – Chimpanzees & Gibbons  noon-1 pm

The Attica Zoo’s mission is to raise public awareness about the animal kingdom  to preserve or even breed endangered species – some 60% of the zoo’s animals are rare or even threatened by extinction. Learn more here.