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Barn and Holden Reptile Conservation Center Reopen at the Detroit Zoo

May 14, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo will reopen two more facilities to the public. The Barn and Holden Reptile Conservation Center (HRCC) will reopen Friday, May 14. The Barn is home to two former racehorses, Trio and Buster, who were rescued by the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER). A Belted Galloway steer, sheep, domestic yak, miniature […]

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Wallaby Joey Makes Debut at Detroit Zoo

May 5, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A baby wallaby, or joey, is now visible at the Detroit Zoo following its birth this past October. The joey lives in the two-acre Australian Outback Adventure with mother Eloise, two other wallabies and 13 red kangaroos. “This is Eloise’s first joey. She’s very protective,” said Elizabeth Arbaugh, curator of mammals for the Detroit Zoological […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Commits to Planting 2,000 Trees

April 16, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is taking another step forward on its Green Journey with a major reforestation initiative. To help address climate change and its effects, the DZS has pledged for 2021 and 2022 to plant a total of 2,000 trees on its campuses and – in collaboration with ReLeaf Michigan – in communities […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Searching for New Mayor of Amphibiville

April 8, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is looking for a new candidate to leap into office this summer as Mayor of Amphibiville. This 2-acre wetland village is home to the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center. This facility features spacious, naturalistic habitats for a spectacular diversity of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians and highlights […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Teams Up with Top Country Artists for “All Together For Animals” Virtual Benefit Concert.

March 26, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

“All Together for Animals” is a one-time, virtual benefit concert featuring some of the greatest country artists of today. Proceeds will benefit the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The evening will include performances by Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, Wynonna, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter […]

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