Male lion with Christmas tree
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African lions recycle leftover Christmas trees

5 January 2014 Last updated at 08:50 GMT

What do you do with your leftover Christmas tree? How about giving it to a lion.

A pair of African lions have gone wild for Christmas trees after a Cambridgeshire zoo appealed for people to donate them for recycling.

The trees are being reused by Linton Zoological Gardens as big cat toys.

Manager Dawny Greenwood said the scented trees are "almost like catnip" for the resident big cats.