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An elephant holds a Christmas tree at the Berlin Zoo at the launch of the annual feeding of Christmas trees in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Keeper Dr. Ragnar Kuehne told reporters that today was the first day the elephants and some other zoo animals were fed with Christmas trees after the holiday period. The trees have not been used and were not sold, they were donated by the vendors in the area. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Berlin elephants feast on tasty Christmas trees

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BERLIN (AP) — Elephants at the Berlin Zoo finally got a chance to tuck into their Christmas dinner: A feast of donated pine trees.

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The zoo treated its elephants and some of its other animals to the trees for lunch Friday. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong smell attracts them.

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