Elephant plays with a Christmas tree

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Elephant calf and adults play with a Christmas tree

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Herd of elephants play with Christmas trees

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Elephant munches on a Christmas tree

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Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.

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