Lions enjoy Christmas tree fun

A Cambridgeshire Zoo has found a rather unusual way for us to recycle our old Christmas trees as people take down their decorations on twelfth night. Linton Zoo near Cambridge is giving old trees to their lions, who love to play with them.

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Having the lion share of Christmas fun

A Cambridgeshire Zoo is taking in old Christmas trees to give to its lions to play with.

It's the third year that Linton Zoo has been asking for donations and this year they've had double the usual amount.

Click above to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight

Lions get their share of Christmas trees

A Cambridgeshire Zoo is looking for donations of old Christmas tress to feed to its lions.

Linton Zoo near Cambridge has already had double the usual amount of donations from people.

Kim Simmons from the Zoo says the trees are fun for the lions to play with. Click above to watch a short clip.

For more information you can visit the Linton Zoo website below.

http://www.lintonzoo.com/

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Lions enjoy some Christmas tree fun

7-year old Safina enjoys playing with Christmas trees at Linton Zoo Credit: ITV Anglia News

Linton Zoo near Cambridge has found an unusual way to recycle old Christmas trees as people take down their decorations on the twelfth night.

The zoo is asking for people's old trees, to give to their lions. The animals love to play with the trees and rip them to bits.

The Foote family from Linton donate their Christmas tree Credit: ITV News Anglia

The wood from the trees is also used to heat the animal enclosures.

It's the third year the xoo has taken in old Christmas trees and this year they have had double the usual amount.

The trees are used as part of the "enrichment" of the animals, trying to enhance their natural way of life.

Zuri from Linton Zoo playing with a Christmas tree Credit: Linton Zoo
Worn out by all the play, Zuri takes a nap Credit: Linton Zoo
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