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New Frog Species Named After Late National Amphibian Conservation Center Curator

September 16, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A new species of Amazonian frog is named after Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) Curator of Amphibians Marcy Sieggreen, who died in July 2016. Allobates sieggreenae is endemic to the Peruvian Amazonian region where Sieggreen led the DZS’s involvement in an assessment of amphibian populations. The project included field surveys to document species living in several […]

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Dr. Hayley W. Murphy Named Detroit Zoo’s First Female Director

September 7, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has named Dr. Hayley W. Murphy director and chief executive officer. Murphy, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, is the first woman in the Zoo’s 93-year history to hold the position. She comes to the DZS from Zoo Atlanta where she was promoted through increasingly responsible management positions and currently serves […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Names Curator of Amphibians

September 2, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has appointed Blake Klocke as Curator of Amphibians. He is responsible for leading amphibian care and welfare, breeding, conservation and research programs as well as guest experiences and learning at the National Amphibian Conservation Center (NACC) at the Detroit Zoo. Klocke’s experience caring for amphibians in captivity is paired with […]

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On Your Mark … Get Set … Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

August 31, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Hundreds of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes and head over to the Detroit Zoo Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, for the Detroit Zoological Society’s 25th annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the animals at […]

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The Detroit Zoo Vaccinates At-Risk Animals for COVID-19

August 30, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has begun to vaccinate animals who are believed to be most susceptible to COVID-19. Use of the special vaccine, which was developed exclusively for animals by veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis, has been authorized on a case-by-case basis by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers and lions […]

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