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Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo May 19-20

Pet adoption event among the largest in the country

April 27, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will host the spring 2017 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, May 19, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available […]

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There’s Something Fishy at the Detroit Zoo

Traveling exhibit features fish sculptures made from plastic waste

April 19, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A school of colorful fish sculptures created from recycled plastic will be making a splash at the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center from Earth Day through July 9, 2017. The traveling exhibit will be unveiled at the Zoo’s GreenFest on April 22 and will be featured at the green-themed Sunset at the Zoo on June […]

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Detroit Zoo Penguins Thriving a Year After Marching into New Home

Polk Penguin Conservation Center draws record crowds in first year

April 18, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

There really is no place like home for the king, macaroni, rockhopper and gentoo penguins living at the Detroit Zoo. A year after more than 80 aquatic birds moved into their new home in the 33,000-square-foot Polk Penguin Conservation Center – the largest facility for penguins in the world – studies show they are thriving. […]

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A Grand (and Green) Celebration Planned for Sunset at the Zoo June 16

Event highlights Detroit Zoological Society’s sustainability efforts

April 14, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, is the hottest ticket in town for the coolest event of the summer. Themed “Green is the New Black” to highlight the Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS) sustainability initiatives, Sunset takes place Friday, June 16, 2017, 7-11:30 p.m. The 21-and-older event […]

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Let’s Call it a (Green) Day

Belle Isle Nature Center presents inaugural Earth Day celebration

April 11, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

In observance of Earth Day, the Belle Isle Nature Center is hosting its inaugural Green Day celebration on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature indoor and outdoor activities, including earth-friendly crafts, games, storytelling, hikes and zookeeper talks. “To commemorate the global holiday celebrating life on our planet, […]

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