The leaf-cutter ants at The Deep are certainly in the festive spirit.

The footage above, which was shared on Facebook, shows the clever creatures carrying rice paper shapes top their fungus garden where it acts as a fertiliser for their food source.

Posting the video, The Deep said: "Even the leaf-cutter ants are in the Christmas spirit! Rice paper shapes make a good festive enrichment for these residents.

"They carry the paper to their fungus garden where it act as a fertiliser for their food source.

"We wonder whether these hard workers will take a short break over Christmas... probably not!"

The post received hundreds of likes and shares on Facebook and has been viewed thousands of times.

For more details about The Deep, click here.

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