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Berlin elephants
An Elephant munchs on Christmas trees in her enclosure at Berlin's Zoologischer Garten zoo on January 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Traditionally, the animals get in the first week of the year leftover Christmas trees. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Berlin elephants feast on Christmas trees

January 4, 2013

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.