IKEA Donates Unsold Christmas Trees To Zoo, To Delight Of Reindeer
By Mikelle Leow, 14 Jan 2021
Video screenshot via IKEA Canada
IKEA prides itself on improving everyday living, and this mission seems to extend to animals too.
With the holiday season over, IKEA Edmonton gave away its unused Christmas trees to its local zoo. It might seem like a small gesture, but the zoo’s animals responded in big, heartwarming ways.
The Edmonton Valley Zoo reported that its residents enjoyed interacting with the “surprising” new additions to their environment. The trees not only served as munchies for some of them, but also provided stimulation for their senses and minds.
“The trees have provided snacks for some of our herbivores, a place to climb and perch for some of our primates and birds, a new and interesting scent for the carnivores and so much more!” the zoo shared on Facebook.
The gifts were most especially appreciated by the reindeer, who loved rubbing their antlers on the branches.
Both IKEA Canada and the Edmonton Valley Zoo shared footage of the residents’ new reindeer games. Their adorable reactions are such a mood-lifter; take a look.
This is guaranteed to make you smile: IKEA Edmonton donated remaining Christmas Trees to the animals at @BuildingOurZoo. The animals used the trees to explore, smell, eat and play! #IKEACanada #IKEAEdmonton #YEG pic.twitter.com/whSWu0awXb— IKEA Canada (@IKEACanada) January 13, 2021
Thank you to our friends at IKEA Canada and IKEA Edmonton who so generously donated unused Christmas trees for our...Posted by Edmonton Valley Zoo on Friday, January 8, 2021
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