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On Your Mark … Get Set … Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

Proceeds benefit veterinary care for the animals

August 15, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes and head over to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, for the Detroit Zoological Society’s 22nd annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the animals […]

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Buzz on Over to ‘Bee Fest’ at the Belle Isle Nature Center

August 18 event celebrates National Honey Bee Day

August 8, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday, August 18, for the third annual Bee Fest in celebration of National Honey Bee Day. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature beekeeper talks, drawings by chalk artist David Zinn, arts and crafts, local honey tasting, […]

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Celebrate World Lion Day at the Detroit Zoo August 10

Fun learning activities in store for the whole pride

August 6, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The king of the jungle will be the center of attention on Friday, August 10, as the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) celebrates World Lion Day at the Detroit Zoo. Fun learning activities and zookeeper talks at the lion habitat will showcase these charismatic creatures and include stories of big cats finding sanctuary at the Zoo. […]

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A Giant Undertaking: New Habitat Debuts at Detroit Zoo

Renovated space is home to Japanese giant salamanders

August 3, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo today opened its newest immersive experience – a home for Japanese giant salamanders in the award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center. The former Rainforest Immersion Gallery has been transformed into a 1,850-square-foot space to provide these enormous aquatic amphibians with a habitat twice the size of their previous dwelling. The renovated space features […]

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Celebrate International Tiger Day at the Detroit Zoo July 29

Event focuses on the tigers who roar – not the ones who score

July 23, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Tiger enthusiasts will be turning their attention north of the ballpark on Sunday, July 29, as the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) celebrates International Tiger Day at the Detroit Zoo. Special activities will focus on these iconic creatures, conservation efforts to protect them in the wild and the ongoing transformation of the Zoo’s tiger habitat. “Tiger […]

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