This weekend, and through the end of the year, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is hosting a "Presents to the Animals" event. Visitors are encouraged to bring a new toy, which will go to children affected by Hurricane Sandy, and in return you'll receive a ticket to the Bronx Zoo... and probably good karma. The main event, however, is the giving of presents to adorable animals. At the Prospect Park Zoo, head over any time between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday:

  • December 15/16: golden lion tamarins and Pallas cats
  • December 22/23: meerkats and mongoose
  • December 29/30: tamarins and North American river otters

This weekend only, the Queens Zoo will also be partaking in the gift giving, with coyotes (1 p.m.), pumas (2:15 p.m.), and Andean bears (2:45 p.m.)!