Berlin elephants feast on Christmas trees

Associated Press
An elephant eats 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)

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The Berlin Zoo treated its elephants and some of its other animals to the donated pine trees for lunch Jan. 4. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong smell attracts them.

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