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The London Zoo Gave Their Tigers Christmas Gifts

It's too early to start opening up your Christmas presents, but the London Zoo made a special exception for their adorable tiger cubs this morning. Hey, it's not like they can read the calendar anyways, so why not?

Six month old twin, Sumatran tiger cubs Achilles and Karis were given gift wrapped cardboard boxes to help them practice their hunting skills, while their parents Jae Jae and Melati got in on the fun themselves.

Check out these awesome photos of them enjoying their early Christmas surprise.

The boxes were actually empty, but tigers, like smaller cats, are supposed to enjoy tearing open the wrapping paper. I'm not convinced. Do you think he looks happy to find out his present is empty?

The tigers weren't the only ones who woke up to a Christmas surprise today. The zoo's clan of meerkats were treated to pine cone ornaments stuffed with yummy veggies. A zookeeper in a Santa hat even hung the snacks in a tiny Christmas tree.

I think we've all made that face on Christmas morning.

This isn't the first time that the zoo has treated its animals to Christmas surprises. In 2012 their penguins gathered around the Christmas tree for a festive meal of raw fish.

And the lions joined in on the fun as well.

Looks like they had lots of fun! But next year let's chip in to get them so real presents, okay?

Do you spoil the animals in your life?

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