Clever Christmas trees are given a run for their money with this plush toy version. The Kyoto Aquarium in Japan is notoriously known for its bizarre innovations and this year, the organization upped the ante with a giant Christmas tree constructed out of plush salamanders.
The salamanders are arranged by size with the smallest of the kind being towards the top and bigger amphibians down at the bottom. The plush toys are a marble design in sleek shades of soft light brown and sport surrealistic black eyes. Don't be mistaken by their lipless grins, these slippery friends still mean to wish you a Happy Newt Year. Each festive salamander is beautifully detailed with a red scarf around its neck.
You definitely can't find a Christmas tree this splashing in North America.