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Detroit Zoological Society Announces New Director of Conservation

January 13, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is pleased to announce Dr. Shafkat Khan as director of conservation. Khan will oversee the DZS’s field conservation programs and help advance this significant part of the organization’s mission. Before joining the DZS, Khan served as a visiting assistant professor with Project Dragonfly, a conservation biology graduate program at Miami […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Recognized by Gorillas on the Line…Answer the Call

January 7, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Gorillas on the Line…Answer the Call is a global recycling campaign committed to saving wild gorilla populations. In 2021, thousands of people participated by recycling smartphones, tablets and other small electronics. Contributing more than 900 devices collected from the public, the Detroit Zoological Society is being recognized for recycling more electronics than any other participating […]

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Detroit Zoo Rescues Sandhill Crane With Broken Beak Caused by Rubber Band

December 21, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

As part of the Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS’s) commitment to wildlife conservation and animal welfare, a sandhill crane has found sanctuary at the Detroit Zoo after being rescued and rehabilitated. A crane, suffering from an injury, was recently found in Commerce Township. DZS staff rescued the bird and made an unfortunate discovery. A piece of […]

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See Insects Like Never Before With New Macro Photography Exhibit at Belle Isle Nature Center

December 14, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

While many insects and other invertebrates at the Belle Isle Nature Center (BINC) are hunkered down for winter, their stunning portraits will be exhibited outdoors on the property for all visitors to behold. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has installed a macro photography exhibit around the exterior of the BINC. Titled Overlooked, the exhibit by […]

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

November 23, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a world-renowned exhibition developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London, makes its U.S. debut at the Detroit Zoo. The exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behavior, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. This display runs through April 17, 2022 and is […]

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