A family of endangered Asian elephants have decided undecorating is more fun this year, as many households are kickstarting their Christmas tree planning. The keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo decorated pine trees, some up to 20 ft. tall, with elephant-friendly decorations made of fruit and wood to begin the Christmas festivities. The woody wonderland, at the UK's largest zoo, was full of apple and banana gifts hidden within the branches. However the surprise did not last long, with the youngest members of the family, five-year-old Beth and 12-year-old Donna, quickly discovering the festive treats, closely followed by the rest of the herd. The zoo's Stefan Groeneveld said the elephant family have more fun pulling, shaking of and eating decorations than putting them up.

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