Nightly News   |  January 04, 2013

Elephants delight in donated pine trees

At the Berlin Zoo, unsold Christmas trees became a culinary feast for the elephants who are drawn to the trees’ strong smell. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> and a belated christmas feast today at the berlin zoo . on the menu for the elephants, donated pine trees . they are attracted to the strong smell. in case you're wondering as we were if this would be a good way to recycle your old christmas trees , the zoo says no because they might contain chemicals for leftover decorations. so please don't feed your elephants pine trees . for the elephants, only