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Celebrate International Polar Bear Day at the Detroit Zoo February 24 and 27

Activities will highlight issues facing species in the wild

February 19, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting free activities at the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning Arctic Ring of Life to celebrate International Polar Bear Day and raise awareness of the conservation concerns facing this iconic species. Two events – one on Saturday, Feb. 24, and another on Tuesday, Feb. 27 – will include zookeeper talks, educational […]

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Major New Nature Center Planned for Macomb County

Attraction will focus on conservation of the Great Lakes

February 13, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has selected Macomb County as the home of the new Great Lakes Nature Center, which will focus on the water and wildlife of the Great Lakes. “As stewards of the environment, we have a great responsibility to protect the Great Lakes and the wildlife that inhabit them,” said DZS Executive […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Hosts International Amphibian Management School

Animal care staff to receive training February 26-March 2

February 8, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo will be hopping with “amphibiphiles” when amphibian care staff from zoos around the country – as well as Haiti, Chile and Canada – convene for the annual Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Amphibian Management School Feb. 26 through March 2. The training course will highlight current research on captive amphibian behavior […]

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Learn About the Birds and the Bees

Belle Isle Nature Center hosts family-friendly Valentine’s celebration

January 25, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center will host its second annual family-friendly Valentine’s celebration on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Birds and the Bees will feature music, photography, crafts, zookeeper talks and other educational activities. “This G-rated celebration allows guests to show some love for our winged friends that are […]

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Leap Into Conservation by Joining FrogWatch

Classes held in January, February and March at the Detroit Zoo

January 10, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is inviting Southeast Michigan residents to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The citizen science program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and to gather and record data that supports a national network. “We already know about the extinctions […]

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