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Bald Eagle Injured in Summer Windstorm Survives, Thrives at Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoological Society provides sanctuary to another bald eagle

April 18, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A female bald eagle has found a new home at the Detroit Zoo after sustaining an injury that prevents her release back into the wild.  The 1-year-old bird suffered an injury to her right wing when a strong windstorm in June 2017 felled the tree on Harsens Island that held her nest. Harsen – named […]

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Go on Safari at Sunset at the Zoo June 8

Gala event supports Detroit Zoological Society’s education programs

April 16, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, promises guests a roaring good time.  The African safari-themed gala takes place Friday, June 8, 2018, 7-11 p.m.  The 21-and-older event is held rain or shine and the Zoo closes at 1 p.m. that day in preparation for the festivities. […]

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Let’s Call it a (Green) Day

Belle Isle Nature Center hosts annual Earth Day celebration

April 13, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

In observance of Earth Day (April 22), the Belle Isle Nature Center is hosting its second annual Green Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The free event features indoor and outdoor activities, including earth-friendly crafts, nature hikes and zookeeper talks. “To commemorate the global holiday celebrating life on our […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Opposes Further Harm to State’s Large Carnivore Act

Bill expands who can own and breed dangerous predators, lacks oversight and enforcement, adds public costs

April 12, 2018

Royal Oak 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is opposing House Bill 5778, introduced Tuesday to significantly expand who qualifies under Michigan’s Large Carnivore Act – an act originally intended to protect people and animals and support wildlife conservation. The Large Carnivore Act (Act 274 of 2000; sponsored by former Senator Bill Bullard (R – Oakland County) was […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Adds Flower Power to Energy-Saving Measures

Solar-powered smartflower is first in Michigan, first in a zoo

April 11, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is putting the “petal” to the metal in its ongoing efforts to be environmentally sustainable with the installation at the Detroit Zoo of the smartflower, an all-in-one ground-mounted solar-panel system. Developed in Austria, the smartflower bears no resemblance to the garden-variety solar-panel system, but rather derives its name from the […]

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