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Breaking News: Chick Comes Out of Its Shell

Great Lakes piping plover hatches after high water levels wash out its nest

July 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Don’t count this chick out before it’s hatched. An endangered Great Lakes piping plover surprised Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff recently when the resilient little chick broke out of its shell. Four piping plover eggs were found last month abandoned, wet and sunken in the sand on the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Sheds Light on Snake Conservation

World Snake Day celebration to be held July 16 at the Detroit Zoo

July 11, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating World Snake Day on Tuesday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo’s Holden Reptile Conservation Center. The event will include hands-on learning activities, zookeeper talks and opportunities for visitors to learn about snake conservation. Zookeeper talks will be held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 […]

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Tony Earley Named Detroit Zoological Society Board Chair

Lloyd Semple steps down as chair, remains on board

July 10, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Anthony F. (Tony) Earley, Jr. has been named chair of the board of the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). The election was held June 19 at the DZS annual board meeting. Earley succeeds Lloyd Semple, who will remain on the board after serving as chair for four years. “Lloyd has been a wonderful board chair and […]

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Celebrate World Chimpanzee Day at the Detroit Zoo July 14

Event recognizes first birthday of chimpanzee Jane

July 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating World Chimpanzee Day, recognizing the 59th anniversary of the day legendary primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall first traveled to what is now Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to study the social interactions of wild chimpanzees. This special event, planned for Sunday, July 14, at the Detroit […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Hosts Photo Safari July 20-21

Event focuses on wildlife photography; prizes to be awarded

July 3, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

No need to travel to Africa for this safari.  The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is teaming up with Woodward Camera for the second year to offer shutterbugs of all ages the opportunity to exhibit their photography skills and compete to win prizes.  Photo Safari will be held the weekend of July 20 and 21, from […]

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