Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees

Do you have a real Christmas tree this year? What do you plan to do with it after Christmas? Why not ring a local zoo or farm park and ask if they would like it for their animals because some animals love playing with them, some love eating them but no matter what they do with them it is a fantastic way to recycle them. Here are ten animals that will make great use of that old tree…

 


Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees


 

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Deer Enjoying a Christmas Tree

10 – Deer
spectator.sme.sk/c/20053232/animals-in-kosice-zoo-eat-unused-christmas-trees.html

Deer add energy in winter by gnawing at needles and tree bark, so to them, your old Christmas tree is an energy bar! Although this one looks like he is attacking it.

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Otter Enjoying a Christmas Tree

9 – Otter
www.ibtimes.co.uk/best-animal-photos-2014-1481122

Your old Christmas tree is a playtoy for an otter who will love finding his food inside of it that was hidden by his keeper.

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Japanese Macaque Enjoying a Christmas Tree

8 – Japanese Macaque
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-16245528

This Macaque seems to be inspecting his new gift but apparently will eat them in the end.

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Camel Enjoying a Christmas Tree

7 – Camel
www.praha.eu/jnp/en/entertainment/the_prague_zoo/zoo_animals_gorge_themselves_on.html

Much like the elephants, later on, camels play with then eat their Christmas trees. They have not been taught to not play with their food it seems.

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Bengal Tiger Enjoying a Christmas Tree

6 – Bengal Tiger
internationalexoticanimalsanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/january-christmas-for-cats.html

A lot of big cats make this list because they are the ones that will enjoy that recycled Christmas tree the most.

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Lama Enjoying a Christmas Tree

5 – Lama
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2892664/So-s-rid-Christmas-tree-Elephants-use-spruce-branches-clean-teeth-German-zoo.html

Never open your do at Christmas to a hungry Lama, he’s only there to eat your tree.

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Giraffe Enjoying a Christmas Tree

4 – Giraffe
blog.sfgate.com/pets/2011/01/13/oakland-zoo-animals-dine-on-donated-christmas-trees

Unlike a lot of the animals on this list Giraffes don’t play with the trees, they simply eat it.

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Tiger Enjoying a Christmas Tree

3 – Tiger
www.examiner.com/article/annual-christmas-tree-roundup-for-big-cat-rescue

Big cats love the smell of a Christmas tree and will often roll around on them getting the scent of the tree all over themselves.

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Lion Enjoying a Christmas Tree

2 – Lion
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2896734/They-purrfect-presents-Discarded-Christmas-trees-zoo-lions-late-festive-cheer.html

Apparently, Christmas trees are like ‘catnip’ to lions thanks to their strong smell. No wonder the smaller domestic cats attack them!

Top 10 Zoo Animals Enjoying Christmas Trees
Elephant Enjoying a Christmas Tree

1 – Elephant
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2530954/Special-treat-elephants-Berlin-zoo-enjoy-Christmas-trees-donated-local-vendorselephant.html

Elephants do something very unusual to a Christmas tree. They play with them for a while then eat them! Thanks to their thick tongues they are a tasty treat that smells amazing.