How long does your Christmas tree stay up after the holiday? Whenever you take yours down, you don't have to just leave it at the curb - help bring the holiday spirit to some local animals!

Jennifer Berg, supervising animal keeper with the Cape May County Zoo, says animals get just as excited about Christmas trees as people - the timeline is just a bit different.

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Berg said the zoo's bison population love to headbutt the old trees, and just like your housecat loves some catnip, lions and other large cats are love the evergreen scent.

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