Kicker – A Christmas tree treat


NICK EICHER, HOST: Why drag your old Christmas tree to the curb, when this would be so much more interesting to watch?!

FERELS: Our goats love to eat the Christmas trees. Come here guys! Let’s take some over to the goats.

Yeah, let the goats go to work on ’em.

The Lewis Adventure Farm and Zoo up in New Era, Michigan started taking Christmas tree donations 17 years ago, after adding a herd of hungry goats.

They’ll eat anything.

FERELS: Here ya go guys! Remember these?

The zoo’s Jenny Ferels talking with television station WXMI…

FERELS: Animals get the winter blues kind of too, so they like anything new and unusual. It’s exciting for them.

Not only are Christmas trees irresistible to the goats, Ferels says they’re also a great source of vitamin C! 

The more you know!

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Photo/Fox17, via The Lewis Adventure Farm and Zoo)

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