Cleaning Fallen Limbs From Your Yard? Dallas Zoo Could Use Them to Feed the Elephants

If the storms that pummeled North Texas this week knocked trees and branches down in your yard, the Dallas Zoo may be able to put them to good use. Every day, keepers fill one or two box trucks with collected limbs and branches from the piles that neighbors in area around the zoo have set out on the curb. It's not just elephants that like the branches and leafy vegetation, called browse. More than 70 percent of the species at the zoo, including giraffes, apes, reptiles and hoofstock use the foliage, so there's always a need for fresh browse.  Continue reading...

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