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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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Tri-County Seniors Invited to Free Day at the Zoo September 7

August 18, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Senior citizens living in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a day at the Detroit Zoo on Senior Day, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Seniors 62 and older and a caregiver will receive free admission, parking and rides on the Tauber Family Railroad. Senior Day will also feature […]

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Detroit Zoo Attendance Tops 1 Million for 11th Year

August 10, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The community said “thanks a million” to the Detroit Zoo for the 11th consecutive year on August 6 when 2016 attendance surpassed 1 million.  The milestone was reached nearly three weeks ahead of last year. “We appreciate the million-plus visitors who have supported the Detroit Zoo this year, not only with their feet walking our […]

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Giraffe Pair Fills Tall Order

Second calf in two years born at Detroit Zoo

August 8, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a female reticulated giraffe born at 8:21 p.m. on August 6 to 7-year-old Kivuli following a 14-month gestation.  The father is 8-year-old Jabari.  This is the pair’s second offspring in two years; 1-year-old male Mpenzi was born at the Zoo on September 30, 2014. The yet-to-be-named calf […]

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On Your Mark … Get Set … Run Wild for the Zoo

Register by August 11 and save $5

August 4, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes and head over to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, for the 20th annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the Zoo’s animals. Sponsored by Ford […]

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