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Big Cats Like Christmas Trees Too, and Not for the Ornaments

Linton Zoological Gardens in Cambridgeshire, England asked for donations of something that most people regard as post-holdiay trash: used, real Christmas trees. Linton's director Kim Simmons told the BBC that the trees are "like catnip" to lions; the fondness that African lion Zuri feels for his tree is evident in the video below. 

Overage in tree donations is used to provide additional heat for zoo buildings. Donated trees with intact root balls are planted in a meadow area of the zoo and in the enclosure in which the snowy owls reside. Sounds like a win/win all around.  

-Via Distractify | Images: Linton Zoo

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