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Detroit Zoological Society Curator of Birds Receives USFWS Recovery Champion Award

Tom Schneider lauded for contributions to recovery of endangered Great Lakes piping plover

June 19, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) Curator of Birds Tom Schneider has received the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Recovery Champion Award. The award – presented June 19 at the Detroit Zoo – is given annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the recovery of federally listed endangered species. “The Detroit Zoological Society […]

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Stick Your Neck Out for Earth’s Tallest Creatures on World Giraffe Day

Detroit Zoological Society to host June 21 celebration at Detroit Zoo

June 15, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has a leg up on all the summer happenings and is kicking things off with a celebration of World Giraffe Day on Thursday, June 21, at the Detroit Zoo’s Giraffe Encounter. Zookeeper talks at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. will highlight not only the behavior of these iconic […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Receives Grant for Great Lakes Nature Center

Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation pledges $2 million

June 14, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has pledged $2 million to the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) for the development of the Great Lakes Nature Center. The waterfront attraction will be built on a yet-to-be-named site in Macomb County and will focus on the water and wildlife of the Great Lakes. The facility […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Provides Sanctuary for Two Sandhill Cranes

Rescued birds are non-releasable due to injuries

June 13, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

As part of the Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS’s) global wildlife conservation efforts and renowned animal welfare program, two rescued male sandhill cranes have found sanctuary at the Detroit Zoo after being rescued and rehabilitated. One of the cranes was found as a chick in 2002 with a wing problem. Rescuers were concerned his injury would […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Takes Big Leap to Save Critically Endangered Toad

More than 11,000 zoo-born Puerto Rican crested tadpoles released into the wild

June 12, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Thousands of Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles – 11,226 to be exact – left Detroit for Puerto Rico on June 6, where they will be released in the El Tallonal biological reserve as part of a federal program to restore this critically endangered amphibian. These tadpoles join the more than 52,000 Detroit Zoo-born tadpoles released […]

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