Several years ago I was prowling a thrift store and found this wreath. I bought it on impulse, not sure what I would do with it. As I was working at the Denver Zoo at the time, the idea of a wreath "full of animals" appealed to me. Then I noticed that most of the recognized major holidays of the USA are also represented as well. The first year we hung it during Christmas but since then it has become a year-round wreath. I'm not sure what the metal is. It has a brassy color but is too light in weight to be brass. During the holidays it enjoys a more prominent place then afterwards returns to its normal place on the wall--where it is in this photo.