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Leap Into Conservation by Joining FrogWatch

Training held at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center

January 17, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is inviting citizen scientists from Southeast Michigan to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. This important 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 […]

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Green Day at the Detroit Zoo

Animals to receive recycled holiday trees

January 7, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

WHAT: The holidays may be over but the fun is just getting started for the animals at the Detroit Zoo.  Many of their habitats will be “spruced up” beginning Wednesday, January 8, when they are given recycled holiday evergreen trees to play with, roll around, strip and tear apart. WHEN: There will be a scheduled distribution of the […]

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Put a Ring On It at Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights

Holiday extravaganza proves popular place to pop the question

December 6, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It may be cold outside, but hearts are warm during Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo. Dozens of couples have become engaged during the annual holiday light display, now in its seventh year, with the help of Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff. Opportunities abound for the ultimate romantic gesture during Wild Lights. Red lights swirl […]

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Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center Certified Sensory Inclusive

Guests with sensory issues offered a more accommodating experience

December 3, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and KultureCity have joined forces to make the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center, as well as all programs and events, more sensory inclusive. KultureCity’s certification process entailed staff and volunteers at both DZS facilities being trained on how to recognize guests with sensory needs and how to handle […]

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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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