ROYAL OAK, Mich., January 4, 2012  – Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in the wintertime on Wild Winter weekends in January, February and March, 2012.  The annual series of family-friendly events feature children’s music, zookeeper talks, games and crafts.  All activities are free with regular Zoo admission.

Wild Winter Arctic Adventure – Jan. 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Embrace the arctic chill of winter with arts and crafts and live performances.  Watch ice carving demonstrations and learn about the Zoo’s arctic animals with enrichment activities and zookeeper talks.

Wild Winter African Adventure – Feb. 11 and 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month with an African drum lesson and listen to stories told by Kenyan naturalist and Detroit Zoo Education Specialist David Gakure.  Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, games and educational experiences.

Wild Winter Safari Social - March 10 and 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Escape the winter “blahs” with hot drinks and cool treats.  Ice cream and hot cocoa will be available for purchase at a discount.  Animal arts and crafts, face painting, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and a winter safari scavenger hunt add to the fun.