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Detroit Zoological Society Honored with International Sustainability Award

DZS’s Greenprint Program Celebrated for its Environmental Impact

October 13, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has been recognized by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) as the recipient of the 2020 Environmental Sustainability Award. The DZS is the first zoo or aquarium to receive environmental sustainability top honors from both WAZA and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (2015). “We are so appreciative […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Announces New Director of Animal Welfare

Dr. Grace Fuller to lead Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics (CZAAWE)

September 30, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is pleased to announce Dr. Grace Fuller as the organization’s new director of animal welfare and the leader of the DZS’s Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics (CZAAWE). “I feel fortunate to embark on this next phase of my career with an organization that recognizes animal welfare […]

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Detroit Zoo’s Virtual ‘Sunset’ Packed with Exclusive, Behind-The-Scenes Stories

'Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home' Premieres Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

September 15, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home will take viewers on an unforgettable behind-the-scenes journey, highlighting animal care and rescue by the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), when it premieres on Thursday, September 17. From the rescue and around-the-clock rearing of a newborn chimpanzee, to the storm-induced need to grab endangered Great Lakes piping plover eggs […]

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Bringing the Mission Home: Sunset is Going Virtual!

The wildest event of the year is about to unfold in living rooms across Michigan

September 3, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Sunset at the Zoo is always metro-Detroit’s wildest party of the year —and this year, the guests get to host! The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has re-imagined this popular and vitally important fundraising event for 2020. With behind-the-scenes stories about animal care, wildlife conservation and environmental sustainability, Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home will […]

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Piping Plover Captive Rearing Program Celebrates Most Successful Year to Date

Detroit Zoological Society Hatches and Rears Thirty-Nine Endangered Shorebird Chicks

August 27, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The year 2020 has quite literally gone to the birds. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted people and wildlife around the world, 2020 is a milestone for endangered Great Lakes piping plovers — marking the most successful outcome of the Detroit Zoological Society’s Piping Plover Captive Rearing Program since it began nearly 20 […]

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