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Spread Your Wings for Butterflies at the Detroit Zoo June 1

Hands-on activities will recognize Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

May 28, 2019

Royal Oak 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating Butterfly Education and Awareness Day on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo. Through various hands-on activities, visitors will learn about the significance of butterflies in the environment and how to protect these insects at home. “Pollinator Talks” will take place at […]

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Celebrate World Otter Day at the Detroit Zoo May 29

Activities focus on conservation of these otterly amazing animals

May 22, 2019

Royal Oak 

Join the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) for a celebration of World Otter Day on Wednesday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo’s Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat. Through engaging activities, visitors can learn more about the role otters play in the environment, the threats they’re facing in the wild, […]

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Detroit Zoo Boosts Local Economy with Impact of More Than $167 Million in 2018

Five-year study shows average annual economic impact of $175 million

May 20, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

An analysis of the economic impacts associated with the operation of the Detroit Zoo has found that the largest paid family attraction in Michigan had a total economic impact of $167.6 million in the Metro Detroit community in 2018.  The study by Conventions, Sports and Leisure International showed an average annual economic impact of more […]

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Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day with the Detroit Zoological Society May 23

‘Turtley’ enjoyable events planned at Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center

May 17, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is offering two opportunities for guests to step into the shoes of a life scientist and learn about the more than 300 recognized species of turtles that inhabit the waters around the world. In celebration of World Turtle Day, events will take place at both the Detroit Zoo and the […]

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Two African Lions Join the Pride at the Detroit Zoo

3-year-old sisters arrive from Buffalo to make their den in the D

May 15, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

African lions Asha and Amirah, 3-year-old sisters from the Buffalo Zoo, have joined “mane” man Simba, 10, in the African Grasslands at the Detroit Zoo. The lionesses come with a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Program (SSP). SSPs are cooperative management plans to ensure genetically healthy, diverse and […]

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