(Clockwise) Getty/AP/Getty/LandovAnimal GiftsSanta’s Favorite Critters: Animals Enjoy Holiday Gifts (PHOTOS)See some of nature's finest creatures enjoying well-deserved holiday treats.12.20.12 4:45 AM ET(Clockwise) Getty/AP/Getty/Landov(Clockwise) Getty/AP/Getty/LandovChristmas is a time of presents and celebration, and the animal kingdom would like to be included, thank you very much. Here some of nature's finest creatures enjoy well-deserved holiday treats. Rob Griffith/AP This caught-in-the-act bear seems perfectly content with his Christmas present of fruit and nutty treats in sunny Sydney, Australia. Dan Kitwood/Getty Single file, now. These British penguins gather around the Christmas tree at the London Zoo for a doling out of presents. Dan Kitwood/Getty Hopefully there was nothing fragile in there. This lion got quite a mouthful with this brightly wrapped holiday present of delicious treats. (L) Rob Griffith/AP (R) Lisa Maree Williams/Getty It's a meerkat Christmas. These puzzled critters are getting into the holiday spirit with their decorated abodes. Chris Radburn/PA, via Landov "Hands off!" The ring-tailed lemur is protective of his gift at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedforshire, England. Rob Griffith/AP Someone got festive with the watermelon carving. In Sydney's Taringa Zoo, an Aldabra tortoise bites his early Christmas gift of the refreshing fruit. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP, via Getty Yoko, a female chimpanzee, is fully enjoying her Christmas basket of fruit at Rio de Janeiro's zoo. Chris Radburn/PA, via Landov An otter enjoys sugary ornaments at Whipsnade Zoo in England. Chris Radburn/Landov A Sea Lion plays with his holiday desserts during a moment on land. Dan Kitwood/Getty Squirrel Monkeys investigate their new woven-stocking feed bags hanging from trees at the London Zoo. Paul White/AP This might not be a shark's idea of the best Christmas treat. In Madrid, zoo workers in diving suits finish mounting a Nativity scene at the bottom of the shark tank.