Some zoo animals treated to recycled holiday evergreens

Christmastime is over, but the animals at the Detroit Zoo are getting a chance to take in the holiday spirit. Some animals were given recycled evergreen trees Wednesday to play with. 

The zoological society says the never-decorated trees are unpainted, untreated and part of a comprehensive animal care program at the zoo that ensures habitats are ever-changing and appropriately complex.

Wolves, a wolverine, arctic foxes, red pandas and otters will get the Fraser fir trees donated by The Home Depot locations in Southfield and Madison Heights.

The zoo is north of Detroit in Royal Oak. It is operated by the zoological society.

The Associated Press contributed to this report