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In pictures: Steak bauble Christmas trees for lions and cubs at safari park

Festive trees were covered with pieces of meat for the lions.

Lions and cubs enjoyed a Christmas gift from keepers in the form of trees decorated with steak baubles.

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The animals at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, were treated to the feast by staff.

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Festive trees which had not made it into people’s homes were taken in and covered with pieces of meat for the lions and cubs.

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Dave Warren, stand-in lion keeper, said: “It was all in the spirit of a fun Christmas-themed enrichment, which they enjoyed.

“The cubs then uprooted the trees and dragged them around as well – they always investigate novel items.”

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