I know, when I first read it I was thinking,"Why is Green Day coming to the Detroit Zoo of all places?" Then I realized that this is not the Green Day I was thinking about. On January 10th, there won't be anyone singing "When I Come Around." Rather, it's the day where un-used furs and evergreens for Christmas from Home Depot are donated to the Detroit Zoo to "spruce" up some of the exhibits that are open through the winter.

Because of the help from Home Depot in Southfield, many animals will have access to these trees to do just about anything with. If attending, you can follow the scheduled distribution of the trees as follows:

Noon – Wolves
12:30 p.m. – Wolverine
1 p.m. – Arctic Foxes
1:30 p.m. – Red Pandas (temporary home, west of tigers and my personal favorite animal at the zoo)
2 p.m. – Otters

Their event page on their Facebook describes the event:

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.

The event itself runs from Noon until 2:30 P.M. Entry into the Zoo as always can be purchased on their website.

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