Published: Jan 03, 2011 8:44 PM EST
Updated: Jan 03, 2011 5:45 PM EST

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Some people in the Florida Panhandle donated their Christmas trees to a zoo, instead of throwing them out.

The trees were covered with peanut butter, cereal and Fruit Roll-Ups for the animals at Zoo World in Panama City Beach.

The animals also got wrapped presents under the trees. Zoo officials say these gifts enrich the animals mentally and physically.

Zoo World's director of education says lions and tigers like to rub against the trees to get the scent.

The zoo says they're always looking for enrichment items for the animals, such as buckets, colognes, cereal and Christmas trees.