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Metro Detroit Nature Network to Sign Urban Bird Treaty

Conservation and recreational organizations join together to protect migratory birds and their habitats, connect citizens to the natural world

May 19, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Partners in the Metro Detroit Nature Network will flock together to sign an Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds, designating Metro Detroit an Urban Bird Treaty area. The signing ceremony – including representatives from the City of Detroit, Detroit Audubon, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. […]

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Endangered Species Day Turns Focus to Animals on the Brink of Extinction

Detroit Zoological Society highlights wildlife conservation initiatives in short film

May 15, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) contributes to wildlife conservation worldwide and, in some cases, has led the revival of species on the brink of extinction. Four of these conservation initiatives are highlighted in an 11-minute video that will be shown in the Changing Exhibit Gallery of the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center on Endangered Species […]

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Help Rhinos in ‘De-Spare’ on June 3

Bowling for Rhinos to be held at Hartfield Lanes

May 12, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) invites bowlers to help save rhinoceroses one pin at a time at Bowling for Rhinos. The annual bowl-a-thon for the conservation of endangered rhinos will take place Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7 p.m., at Hartfield Lanes in Berkley. Bowlers may register individually or form teams […]

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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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