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Detroit Zoo Celebrates Halloween with Nine Nights of “Spooktacular” Fun

September 15, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo celebration returns this Halloween season, featuring a festively decorated half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the front of the Zoo. Presented by Beaumont Children’s, Zoo Boo takes place Oct. 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23, 2016, 5 to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Elaborate pumpkin displays line the treat trail, where greeters […]

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Detroit Zoo Accredited by Association of Zoos & Aquariums

September 12, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo has been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission, marking the sixth consecutive time over the past three decades the Zoo has been accredited. “The Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredits only those zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards and are proven leaders in […]

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Amphibiville Searching for a “Newt” Leader

September 8, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo’s Amphibiville is looking for a “toadly” new leader to leap into office this November. The 2-acre wetland village that is home to the National Amphibian Conservation Center is seeking a new mayor for a two-year term. To join the race, candidates 7-12 years old who live in Michigan must submit an essay […]

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Cool Drink of Water on Tap at ‘Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo’

Event joins growing trend to eliminate disposable bottled water

September 6, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo’s 20th annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 11, will see thousands of people running and walking – and the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) walking its talk. In lieu of handing out the customary disposable bottled water at the end of the race, the DZS will offer participants a […]

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Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 16-17

August 25, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 30 local animal welfare organizations, will host the fall 2016 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, Sept. 16, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be […]

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