Tuesday, January 8, 2019

You can watch animals play with leftover Christmas trees at Detroit Zoo's Green Day event

Posted By on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 10:21 AM

click to enlarge What's more Michigan than a wolverine partying in a pine tree? - JENNIE MILER
  • Jennie Miler
  • What's more Michigan than a wolverine partying in a pine tree?

Green Day is coming to the Detroit Zoo.

No, it's not the pop-punk band fronted by Billie Joe Armstrong. The Detroit Zoo will instead host its own "Green Day," which promises something far more badass (and super cute): animals playing with trees.

The Detroit Zoo is carrying the holiday spirit through 2019 with its Green Day event, when certain animal habitats will deck their halls with discarded pine trees. Like oversized chew toys and scratching posts, the trees provide an interactive element to spruce up the environments of those animals that can safely be exposed to the repurposed trees as part of the zoo's comprehensive animal care program.

Starting at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9, leftover Fraser fir trees donated by The Home Depot's Southfield locations will be distributed to various habitats including bison, wolverines, arctic foxes, as well as both polar and grizzly bears.

For tomorrow's distribution schedule you can visit the event page here. Until then, you can revisit the Zoo's Green Day 2017 below.


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