How Invasive Plants at LAX Feed Giraffes and Elephants at L.A. Zoo

How Invasive Plants at LAX Feed Giraffes and Elephants at L.A. Zoo

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Giraffe Niger rare species-Roland H-Flickr-CCThe bad news: Exotic acacia trees pose a pesky problem for native coastal dunes at Los Angeles International Airport. The good news: Giraffes like them — a lot.

Now a long-term partnership that began last fall between the airport and the L.A. Zoo keeps invasive species out of L.A.’s landfills and gives zoo animals a leafy treat.

 

(READ the story from the LA Times)

Photo credit: Roland H via Flickr,  CC license

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