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‘Salamander Love Doctor’ Strikes Again

Director of Award-Winning National Amphibian Conservation Center Using Hormones to Help Vulnerable Species

August 12, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

When you have a salamander species at risk, who are you going to call? Detroit Zoological Society’s Dr. Ruth Marcec-Greaves. Affectionately referred to as the “salamander love doctor,” Marcec-Greaves has helped bolster salamander populations, as well as other amphibian populations, around the world — with the latest success story unfolding with the Edwards Aquifer Refugia […]

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Rescued Turkey Vulture “Couch-Surfs” at Detroit Zoo

Fledgling Builds Strength, Rejoins Wild Vultures Thanks to Detroit Zoological Society Staff

August 3, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A young turkey vulture found trapped in a stairwell on a neighboring golf course in Huntington Woods has now reunited with its wild counterparts after spending time at the Detroit Zoo building up its strength. When Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff first observed the bird on the golf course after they were called for assistance, […]

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Peregrine Falcon Reunites with Family on Detroit Zoo Water Tower After Flight School

Falcon chick who was struggling to fly is now soaring thanks to rehabilitation

July 22, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A peregrine falcon chick, who was the fourth hatchling born in the Detroit Zoo’s water tower nest earlier this year, has been reunited with her family after spending time with a local licensed rehabilitator learning how to fly. The daughter of peregrine falcons Justice and KJ was fledging from the nest with her siblings when […]

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Meet the New Kid in the Troop

Japanese macaque born on June 3 at Detroit Zoo

July 16, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Sometimes the snow comes down in June — at least as it relates to animal births. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is delighted to announce the birth of a healthy Japanese macaque, also known as a snow monkey, to parents Carmen and Haru at the Detroit Zoo. The baby macaque named Jun, which means “pure” […]

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Stressed? Outdoor Yoga Returns to the Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoological Society offering in-person and virtual sessions

July 15, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It’s time for the community to grab their mats and masks, because outdoor yoga is returning to the Detroit Zoo in August. Yoga at the Zoo will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., beginning August 4. Guests 13 years of age and older will have a unique opportunity to participate […]

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