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Rescued Turkey Vulture “Couch-Surfs” at Detroit Zoo

Fledgling Builds Strength, Rejoins Wild Vultures Thanks to Detroit Zoological Society Staff

August 3, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A young turkey vulture found trapped in a stairwell on a neighboring golf course in Huntington Woods has now reunited with its wild counterparts after spending time at the Detroit Zoo building up its strength. When Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff first observed the bird on the golf course after they were called for assistance, […]

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Peregrine Falcon Reunites with Family on Detroit Zoo Water Tower After Flight School

Falcon chick who was struggling to fly is now soaring thanks to rehabilitation

July 22, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A peregrine falcon chick, who was the fourth hatchling born in the Detroit Zoo’s water tower nest earlier this year, has been reunited with her family after spending time with a local licensed rehabilitator learning how to fly. The daughter of peregrine falcons Justice and KJ was fledging from the nest with her siblings when […]

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Meet the New Kid in the Troop

Japanese macaque born on June 3 at Detroit Zoo

July 16, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Sometimes the snow comes down in June — at least as it relates to animal births. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is delighted to announce the birth of a healthy Japanese macaque, also known as a snow monkey, to parents Carmen and Haru at the Detroit Zoo. The baby macaque named Jun, which means “pure” […]

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Stressed? Outdoor Yoga Returns to the Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoological Society offering in-person and virtual sessions

July 15, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It’s time for the community to grab their mats and masks, because outdoor yoga is returning to the Detroit Zoo in August. Yoga at the Zoo will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., beginning August 4. Guests 13 years of age and older will have a unique opportunity to participate […]

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Detroit Zoo Protects Newborn Red Panda

Detroit Zoological Society faces challenges in humanely removing native injurious wildlife

July 8, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

An animal birth is normally a celebratory time at the Detroit Zoo, yet the red panda cub born on July 1 highlights the threats posed by native wildlife that get into the 125-acre Zoo from the surrounding area. “We have recently spotted more red foxes on Detroit Zoo grounds,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences […]

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