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[World] Berlin Zoo animals feast on unsold Christmas trees

Animals at Berlin Zoo have been enjoying a belated festive dinner, feasting on unsold Christmas trees.

It is seen as a way to minimise waste and help zoos which have been financially hit by the pandemic.

An American buffalo nibbles on a Christmas tree in an enclosure at the Berlin Zoological Garden in Berlin, Germany, 29 December 2021Image source, EPA
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Bison nibbled on the trees. They are a rarity on the zoo's menu and contain essential oils and fresh needles, tantamount to sweets for animals, the zoo says.
Siberian ibexes nibble on a Christmas tree in an enclosure at the Berlin Zoological Garden in Berlin, Germany, 29 December 2021Image source, EPA
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Siberian ibexes tried some too.
A European Forest reindeer rubs his antlers on a Christmas tree in an enclosure at the Berlin Zoological Garden in Berlin, Germany, 29 December 2021Image source, EPA
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Reindeer used their antlers to play with the trees.
An Asian elephant plays with a Christmas tree in an enclosure at the Berlin Zoological Garden in Berlin, Germany, 29 December 202Image source, EPA
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An Asian elephant had a tree on its back.

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