Georgia Theme Park Is Recycling Christmas Trees for Animal Enrichment

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By Kendall Curley    December 28, 2018 at 09:18PM

 

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Figuring out what to do with your live Christmas tree once the holiday celebrations are over can be tricky. This year, Wild Adventures has a solution for residents in and around Valdosta, Georgia.

 

 

That’s right, Wild Adventures is accepting Christmas tree donations at the park for animal enrichment. In return, you can enjoy the theme park for free.

 

The inspiration behind this event was to help provide animals within the park with a little extra fun. Adam Floyd with Wild Adventures explains to WCTV, “Enrichment is incredibly important for all of our animals, and this is a really unique kind of enrichment.” He continues, “It's not too often that our elephants, our tigers, our lions get to see Christmas trees and spend time with them, so it's just a unique, fun opportunity for them to have.”

 

The “Bring a Tree, Get in Free” event is a part of their partnership with Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful—a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to education and promotion concerning the environment—and their “Bring One For the Chipper” event. So while some of the Christmas tree donations will be used for enrichment, they will also be recycling Christmas trees to use for mulch and landscaping around the park.

 

There are three other locations where you recycle Christmas trees—Home Depot on Norman Drive, Mathis Auditorium on North Ashley Street, and Walmart on Perimeter Road—and in return, you can receive a tree seedling to plant.

 

 

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