ROCKWELL, N.C. – Tiger World in Rockwell is collecting Christmas trees for their big cats.
It’s a different way to recycle a living Christmas tree. The owner says the tigers turn the holiday decor into a giant cat toy. The lions and tigers apparently love having the scent inside their cages.
“(They) tear them up, drag them around, they sleep with them, they snuggle, they mark them, they do all kinds of fun things with them,” said owner Lea Jaunakais.
“It's the smell and the scent, and it's something new and different, and it's what we call enrichment for these animals in captivity. It enriches their life, exercise. They get invigorated."
Donating your tree is easy. People have to drop it off during regular business hours. In return, theyl get free admission to the park.