14 Dec 2016 / Grainne Cuffe
Chessington World of Adventures is inviting guests to donate their leftover Christmas meat to new resident lion cubs.
More than 4 million Christmas dinners are thrown away each year- the equivalent of 263,000 turkeys and 17.2 million Brussels sprouts, according to research by Unilever.
Chessington ‘Turkey Drop’ Executive, Oli Whiteway, said: "Our three new lion cubs are just developing a taste for meat and what better way to reduce Christmas wastage than giving leftover turkey to our cubs.
“The festive season tends to be a period of over-indulgence and we want to make sure no uncooked meat goes to waste.
“If you have any turkey leftovers this Christmas make sure you get in touch."
For readers who would like to partake in the Turkey Drop please email: firstname.lastname@example.org