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Wildlife Tracking System Takes Flight at the Belle Isle Nature Center

March 9, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A newly erected wildlife tracking tower at the Belle Isle Nature Center is collecting data about the movements of birds, bats, and insects such as butterflies and dragonflies as part of an international network aimed at strengthening knowledge and conservation of wildlife. The new tower supports the Motus program, which uses coordinated radio telemetry to […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Mourns Loss of Polar Bear Anana

February 8, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A female polar bear at the Detroit Zoo was killed by the Zoo’s adult male bear on Monday, February 8, 2021. 20-year-old Anana died when 16-year-old male Nuka was attempting to breed her. According to Detroit Zoological Society Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter, the two bears had lived together without incident in 2020. “This […]

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Archive: Two Polar Bear Cubs Born at the Detroit Zoo

January 28, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Two polar bear cubs were born at the Detroit Zoo on November 17, 2020, to 8-year-old mother Suka, and 16-year-old father, Nuka. The cubs, who have not been named yet, are the first polar bears to be born and successfully raised at the Detroit Zoo since 2004. The cubs were born in a specially-designed, private […]

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Archive: DZS Welcomes Director of Diversity and Community Engagement

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is pleased to announce Dr. De’Andrea Matthews as the organization’s director of diversity and community engagement. Dr. Matthews will work closely with the DZS executive team, racial equity working group, diversity advisory council and human resource department as well as the board’s diversity and community engagement committee. “I feel fortunate […]

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