Green Day at the Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo
8450 W 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Phone: (248) 541-5717
Website: Click to Visit

The holidays may be over but the fun is just getting started for the animals at the Detroit Zoo. Many of their habitats will be “spruced up” beginning Wednesday, January 10, when they are given recycled holiday evergreen trees to play with, roll around, strip and tear apart. 

There will be a scheduled distribution of the trees on Wednesday, January 10, at the following times:
• Noon - wolves 
• 12:30 p.m. - wolverine
• 1 p.m. - arctic foxes
• 1:30 p.m. - red pandas (temporary home west of tigers)
• 2 p.m. - otters

The unpainted, untreated, never-decorated trees were donated by The Home Depot in Southfield and accepted as part of a comprehensive animal care program at the Zoo that ensures animal habitats are ever-changing and appropriately complex. 

Trees that have been decorated are not provided to the animals because of the risk of foreign objects still on them. 

While not all Detroit Zoo animals can be exposed to or digest the repurposed trees, those that can will find themselves with these new elements in their habitats at any given time throughout the next few weeks.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Website: Click to Visit


free with park admission

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