The U.S. Forest is cooperating with with Hose2Habitat to repurpose retired fire hose into items that can improve the physical and psychological well-being of wild animals in human care. Fire hose can be used to make toys, browser racks for food, feeders, hammocks, cargo nets, and mats.
Hose2Habitat is a non-profit organization that helps to coordinate events for volunteers where they take a pile of old fire hose and make items that can enrich the lives of animals in zoos.
The tweet below has a link to photos at Flickr, some of which we used here.
Our partners @Hose2Habitat help us meet sustainability goals by turning retired fire hose into animal enrichment items. At a recent workshop in San Diego volunteers constructed animal browsers from fire hose, that was once used to fight wild fires. https://t.co/nSpsPisAaq
— USFS Fire-California (@R5_Fire_News) March 20, 2019
The last two photos are from the Hose2Habitat website.