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Polar Bear “Tundra” Explores Her New Home at Detroit Zoo

June 28, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A 29-year-old female polar bear named Tundra explored her new home for the first time today at the Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life.  The senior bear was relocated last week from the Indianapolis Zoo, which is permanently closing its polar bear exhibit. “Tundra arrived over the weekend and is acclimating very well to her […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Names Manager of Sustainability

June 20, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has appointed Rachel Handbury to the position of Manager of Sustainability.  She is responsible for leading the DZS’s Greenprint, a comprehensive strategic plan to refine and improve facilities and daily practices, develop new policies and programs and improve green literacy in the community. Handbury joins the DZS from Questa Environmental […]

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Detroit Zoo Heats Up for Wild Summer Nights

June 17, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesdays during July and August with the annual Wild Summer Nights concert series, presented by Genisys Credit Union.  Concerts take place in the Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 6 through Aug. 31, 2016, and are free with Zoo admission. Wild Summer Nights features a […]

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Detroit Zoo to Provide Sanctuary to Aging Polar Bear

June 13, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A 29-year-old female polar bear named Tundra has found a new home on the tundra – and the pack ice – of the Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life.  The bear will be relocated this month from the Indianapolis Zoo, which today announced it is permanently closing its polar bear exhibit. “The Arctic Ring of […]

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New Marketing Campaign Celebrates “The Zoo That Could”

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

To the everyday visitor, the Detroit Zoo is all a zoo should be – a place to see exotic animals in naturalistic habitats, connect with nature, ride the Tauber Family Railroad and enjoy a picnic.  But then there’s all a zoo could be – a place that not only conserves but generates power, a place […]

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