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Detroit Zoo’s Latest Major Habitat Expansion Unveiled

Expanded and reimagined space for red pandas and visitors

December 10, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It’s red panda-monium at the Detroit Zoo as the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest has opened, featuring an expansion and significant enhancements to the home of these charismatic creatures. The Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest provides a larger and more stimulating naturalistic environment promoting the red pandas’ overall well-being and offering an impactful […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Mourns Loss of Polar Bear Cub

November 30, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A female polar bear cub born at the Detroit Zoo November 28 did not survive. “We are all obviously grieving at the moment,” said Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan. “Our animal care staff did everything they could to save the cub.” The cub was moved to an intensive-care nursery in […]

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Detroit Zoological Society to Host Humane Education Workshop

Annual event a near sellout

November 28, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting its annual humane education workshop this Saturday, facilitated by Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education.  Titled “The World Becomes What You Teach”, the professional development workshop will be held Dec. 1, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center. […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Helps Give New Life to Old Electronics

America Recycles Day event to be held at the Detroit Zoo November 15

November 12, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Give us your tired TVs, your dusty DVD players and wretched radios from your teeming basements and the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will help give them new life. The Detroit Zoo will collect old and obsolete electronics on America Recycles Day, November 15. Electronics can be dropped off for recycling from 11 a.m. to 6 […]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Makes U.S. Debut at Detroit Zoo

Exhibition begins November 17, open during Wild Lights

November 9, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Britain’s foremost natural history museum has selected the Detroit Zoo as the site of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition’s U.S. debut for the 13th consecutive year. The show begins Nov. 17, 2018, at the Ford Education Center and runs through May 12, 2019. It is free with Zoo admission. The exhibition of winning […]

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