A Christmas gift for the animals

The tree will be divided into pieces and given to various animals, including camels, giraffes and miniature donkeys, allowing them to play and continue the natural behaviours they display in the wild. A six-metre section of the trunk including branches has been set aside as a toy for the elephants. 

The idea represents a move towards green initiatives during the holiday season. The City of Amsterdam opted for energy-efficient LED lights for the tree, and encouraged residents to consider the environment in their celebrations, such as adopting a tree temporarily, which is then returned to the growers after Christmas. 

Find out more about the holiday season in Amsterdam