SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California's Sacramento Zoo is urging homeowners to think of their tree trimmings and other yard waste as a potential meal for its animals. Officials want to supplement the trimmings from trees on zoo property.
provide what we need instead of cutting on zoo property," said Melissa McCartney, primary keeper of ungulate stock at the Sacramento Zoo. "The tree trimmings we need to provide the animals are more than what Under Armour Micro Engage 2 Trainers Ladies
Sacramento zoo seeks yard waste to feed animals
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such as ash, bamboo and cottonwood.
The plants must not be treated with pesticide, and must be free of disease. There are also some trees and shrubs that are toxic to animals. That list includes oleander, oak, camphor and most pines.
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At least 40 animals at the zoo receive trees and shrubs each day, though giraffes get the most. An adult giraffe can consume 75 to 100 pounds of leaves a day. The zoo has five giraffes.
we can get."
McCartney said branches are better for the animals than food pellets because they also give them something to do.
"He likes the elm and mulberry, and after he strips all the leaves off, he likes to fight the branch with his horns," said McCartney. "He gets the most enjoyment out of it."
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