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Smashing Pumpkins at the Detroit Zoo

Animals to receive Halloween-themed treats October 11 and 21

October 5, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Detroit Zoo animals will have a smashing good time on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, and Saturday, October 21, 2017, when they receive pumpkins filled with tasty treats to eat, play with, roll around in, tear apart and smash. Each year around Halloween, Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff provide the animals with seasonal munchies – including […]

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Rescued Bears Leave Detroit Zoo for Colorado Sanctuary

Acres of rolling grasslands, social opportunities await them

September 18, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Syrian brown bear Polly and North American black bear Migwan left the Detroit Zoo on September 18 for a Colorado sanctuary that will provide them with many acres of space and opportunities for social interaction with other bears. Polly, 20, was rescued in 2000 from a roadside circus, having sustained psychological trauma from living in […]

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Polk Penguin Conservation Center Named 2017 Exhibit Award Winner

Association of Zoos & Aquariums bestows top honor upon Detroit Zoo

September 15, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center received the 2017 Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) on September 12 during its annual conference, held this year in Indianapolis. The award is the top honor bestowed annually upon accredited institutions for excellence in exhibit design. “This award is the highest honor in […]

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

Proceeds benefit veterinary care for the animals

August 14, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes and head over to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, for the 21st annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the animals at the Zoo. […]

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Buzz on Over to ‘Bee Fest’ at the Belle Isle Nature Center

August 19 event celebrates National Honey Bee Day

August 11, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday, August 19, for the second annual Bee Fest in celebration of National Honey Bee Day. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature beekeeper talks, music, crafts, demonstrations on planting and maintaining a bee-friendly garden and a […]

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