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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Makes U.S. Debut at Detroit Zoo

Exhibition begins November 16; open during Wild Lights

November 12, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A bald eagle touches down on a snowy riverbank with its massive wingspan on full display; a Weddell seal lies in peaceful repose on a bed of ice; a puma mom poses serenely as her cubs play-fight around her – these are among 100 stunning images featured in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year […]

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A Holiday Tradition With Glowing Reviews

Wild Lights returns to the Detroit Zoo November 16

November 11, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Wild Lights, the Detroit Zoo’s annual holiday light display presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, receives glowing reviews each year by visitors who have made it a holiday tradition. Starting November 16, more than 5 million twinkling LED lights will brighten the evening sky and illuminate buildings, trees and 280 sculptures – more than 230 of […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Helps Give New Life to Old Electronics

America Recycles Day events to be held at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center November 15

November 7, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Give us your tired TVs, your dusty DVD players and wretched radios from your teeming basements and the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will help give them new life. The Detroit Zoo will collect old and obsolete electronics on America Recycles Day, Friday, November 15. Electronics can be dropped off for recycling from 11 a.m. to […]

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Female Gray Wolf Renner Joins Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness

Male Kaska no longer the lone wolf at Detroit Zoo

September 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo has welcomed a 3-year-old female gray wolf to the Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness. Renner arrived in September from the Wildlife Science Center in Stacy, Minn., where she was born. She joins 9-year-old male gray wolf Kaskapahtew, known as Kaska, who has lived at the Zoo since 2015. His former mate Waziyata died […]

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Detroit Zoo Puts the ‘Zoo’ in Zoo Boo

Entire zoo open for event, more animals to see, earlier hours

September 27, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

For the first time in Zoo Boo history, all 125 acres of the Detroit Zoo will be open for this annual “merry-not-scary” Halloween celebration. Presented by Beaumont Children’s, Zoo Boo will be held October 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The Zoo will close at 2 p.m. on those […]

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