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Female Gray Wolf Renner Joins Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness

Male Kaska no longer the lone wolf at Detroit Zoo

September 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo has welcomed a 3-year-old female gray wolf to the Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness. Renner arrived in September from the Wildlife Science Center in Stacy, Minn., where she was born. She joins 9-year-old male gray wolf Kaskapahtew, known as Kaska, who has lived at the Zoo since 2015. His former mate Waziyata died […]

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Detroit Zoo Puts the ‘Zoo’ in Zoo Boo

Entire zoo open for event, more animals to see, earlier hours

September 27, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

For the first time in Zoo Boo history, all 125 acres of the Detroit Zoo will be open for this annual “merry-not-scary” Halloween celebration. Presented by Beaumont Children’s, Zoo Boo will be held October 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The Zoo will close at 2 p.m. on those […]

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Great Lakes Bat Festival Comes to the Belle Isle Nature Center October 5

Celebrate these flying mammals with talks by bat experts, crafts, puppet show

September 26, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The 18th annual Great Lakes Bat Festival is swooping into the Belle Isle Nature Center on Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to celebrate the importance of bats to the environment. Experts from the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University will speak on topics including threats to the […]

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Newest Brew Highlighting Detroit Zoological Society’s Conservation Work Will Have Beer Lovers Going Bananas

Grauer’s Grace rolls off the line in time for Zoo Brew September 20 and World Gorilla Day September 24

September 17, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Griffin Claw Brewing Company is introducing another great beer for a good cause with the release of Grauer’s Grace, a hearty banana stout. The new brew highlights the Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS’s) involvement with the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo to provide rescue, rehabilitative care and reintroduction […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Celebrates Red Pandas and Rhinos September 21-22

Detroit Zoo events focus on conservation of endangered species

September 13, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Red panda-monium will kick off a weekend of celebrating wildlife as the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) hosts back-to-back festivities at the Detroit Zoo for two endangered species. International Red Panda Day will be observed on Saturday, September 21, at the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest to celebrate red pandas Ravi, 3, Ash, 4, and […]

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