VIDEO Late Christmas for Linton’s lions

Visitors to Linton Zoo were treated to the sight of the African lions like Zuri (pictured) playing with recycled Christmas trees.

“Before you throw your Christmas trees on the rubbish pile please spare us a thought,” said Kim Simmons, director of Linton Zoo.

Zuri, an African lion, with his Christmas tree

Zuri, an African lion, with his Christmas tree

“Trees without roots are used to decorate our aviaries and as enrichment for many of our animals including the lions, tigers and snow leopards. The big cats especially love playing with the trees, it seems to be like cat nip to them.”