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How Do Animals Make Woo At The Zoo?

Find out when the Detroit Zoo hosts Love Gone Wild February 14

January 24, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Birds do it. Bees do it. Find out how frogs, penguins and warthogs at the Detroit Zoo do it at the sixth annual Love Gone Wild on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Open to both singles and sweethearts 21 and older, this memorable Valentine’s Day event takes informal science learning to a new level through a […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Names Director of National Amphibian Conservation Center

Dr. Ruth Marcec to lead amphibian care and welfare, breeding, conservation and research programs

January 17, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has appointed Ruth Marcec, DVM, Ph.D., as Director of the National Amphibian Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo. She is responsible for leading amphibian care and welfare, breeding, conservation and research programs as well as guest experiences and learning at the center. Dr. Marcec joins the DZS from Central Florida […]

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Leap Into Conservation by Joining FrogWatch

Classes held in January, February and March at the Detroit Zoo

January 12, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is inviting Southeast Michigan residents to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The citizen science program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and to gather and record data that supports a national network. “We already know about the extinctions […]

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Warm Up to Winter at Detroit Zoo’s Wild Winter Events Jan. 21 and Feb. 4

Also featured: cold-hardy animals, new skating rink, wildlife photography

January 6, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in the wintertime at Wild Winter events Jan. 21 and Feb. 4, 2017. The annual family-friendly events feature zookeeper talks, games, crafts and performances by students from Axis Music Academy. Wild Winter activities take place throughout the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are free with […]

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Detroit Zoo Smashes All-Time Attendance Record

Penguins, holiday lights, weather among contributing factors

January 4, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo smashed its all-time attendance record in 2016, attracting 1,698,053 visitors and exceeding its projected goal of 1.5 million. This marks the 11th consecutive year the Zoo’s attendance has exceeded one million. Guests flocked from around the globe to see the Polk Penguin Conservation Center – the largest facility in the world for […]

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