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Spring Forward Into Amphibian Fun and Learning at the Belle Isle Nature Center

Experience a “toadally” awesome amphibian awareness event on March 8

February 28, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) invites visitors to spring forward into Daylight Saving Time at the Belle Isle Nature Center while learning about amphibians at its annual Spring Forward celebration. The free event takes place on Sunday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spring Forward gives visitors the opportunity to learn about amphibian conservation and hear from DZS […]

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New Polar Bear Makes Her Debut at the Detroit Zoo

Come welcome 19-year-old Anana on Feb. 27 for International Polar Bear Day

February 19, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society could “bearly” wait to welcome 19-year-old Anana to Michigan. The female polar bear, who arrived from the Cincinnati Zoo in late January, joins 15-year-old male Nuka and 7-year-old female Suka in the Arctic Ring of Life — one of North America’s largest polar bear habitats. “Anana is exploring the tundra in […]

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Bald Eagle Survives Train Collision in Monroe, Finds Sanctuary at Detroit Zoo

Female Bald Eagle Joins Mr. America and Flash

February 13, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

There is really nothing that unites America quite like bald eagles and comeback stories – and here at the Detroit Zoo, we have both. A female bald eagle, who is believed to have collided with a train last year, is now thriving in her new Zoo habitat. Before she arrived this past October, the bald […]

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Calling All Students: Go for the Green!

Entries Now Open for 2020 Green Prize Competition

January 31, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

If you’re a metro Detroit student who is also a fighting-for-green machine, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) wants to hear from you. Entries are now open for the third annual Green Prize, a competition that encourages local students to develop sustainable solutions for their schools. The DZS is seeking inventive ideas from K-12 classes and […]

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Learn All About the Birds and the Bees

Belle Isle Nature Center hosts family-friendly Valentine’s Day-themed event

January 27, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center will host its annual family-friendly Valentine’s Day-themed celebration, The Birds and the Bees, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event features photography, crafts, zookeeper and beekeeper talks, and other fun learning activities. “This G-rated celebration encourages guests to show some love for our winged friends […]

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