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Elephants Snack on 60-Foot Christmas Tree


You might not have a need for your Christmas tree anymore, but these elephants are more than happy to take them.

Staff at the Vienna Zoo Schönbrunn in Austria gave their elephants a 90-year-old Christmas tree to snack on last week - and the animals were thrilled with the belated holiday gift.

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The 60-foot tree had been standing in front of the Schönbrunn Palace and was fed to the three elephants hours after being cut down on Friday.

Other animals also received similar treats after the Christmas period. Elephants at the Tierpark Berlin in Germany snacked on vendors' unsold Christmas trees earlier this month.

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"The nutritional value of fir trees is very limited, they mostly just keep them busy," a spokeswoman told the Berliner Morgenpost. "The elephants like to chew on them."

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