Turn fire hose into animal enrichment items

fire hose animal enrichment

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.

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The last two photos are from the Hose2Habitat website.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

One thought on “Turn fire hose into animal enrichment items”

  1. Thanks Bill,
    That is really cool to see the hoses re-purposed for the zoos. The animals need all the stimulation possible.

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