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Celebrate International Polar Bear Day at the Detroit Zoo February 26-27

Activities will highlight issues facing species in the wild

February 22, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting free activities at the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning Arctic Ring of Life to celebrate International Polar Bear Day and raise awareness of the conservation concerns facing this iconic species. Two events – one on Sunday, Feb. 26, and another on Monday, Feb. 27 – will include zookeeper talks, educational […]

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Science On a Sphere International Workshop Orbits into the Detroit Zoo

Consortium revolves around earthly topics and out-of-this-world technology

February 14, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will co-host the 2017 international Science On a Sphere Users Collaborative Workshop April 25-27 at the Detroit Zoo. The gathering is held annually to provide an opportunity for members of the worldwide Science On a Sphere network to exchange ideas and collaborate […]

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Heart Fest at the Detroit Zoo

Valentine’s-themed event highlights animal couples

February 2, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Love is in the air at the Detroit Zoo as romantic duos from penguins to polar bears are featured in a Valentine’s-themed event called Heart Fest on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. The event will highlight Detroit Zoo animals who “heart” one another, including some who have produced offspring. Treat-filled piñatas and other items will be […]

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Love Rocks at the Detroit Zoo

No stone is left unturned when penguins are looking for love

January 31, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

According to Beyoncé, if you like it, put a ring on it. For the penguins in the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center, if they like it, they put a rock on it. When a male penguin finds the female he wishes to waddle through life with, he embarks on a search for a suitable […]

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Learn All About the Birds and the Bees

Belle Isle Nature Center hosts family-friendly Valentine’s celebration

January 27, 2017

DETROIT, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center is hosting a free family-friendly Valentine’s celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Birds and the Bees will feature music, photography, crafts, zookeeper talks and other educational activities. “This G-rated celebration will show some love for our winged friends that are so important to […]

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