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Bunnyville Returns to the Detroit Zoo April 15-16

March 8, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

One of the Detroit Zoo’s most popular events is hopping back into town with two days of “egg-citing” family fun this spring. Presented by Meijer, Bunnyville will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15-16. Included with regular Zoo admission, guests of all ages can look forward to “ed-zoo-cation stations,” habitat chats, spring-themed […]

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Detroit Zoo Moves Birds Indoors due to Avian Influenza Concerns

February 25, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is being proactive to protect birds at the Detroit Zoo from a highly contagious and deadly virus. Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the state, after the virus was identified in a non-commercial flock […]

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Polk Penguin Conservation Center Reopens at Detroit Zoo

February 14, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The largest penguin facility in the world has reopened to the public. Closed since September 2019 for waterproofing repairs, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC) has also received numerous enhancements and welcomed a new species. The PPCC is now home to more than 75 king, rockhopper, macaroni, gentoo and chinstrap penguins. “The chinstraps settled right […]

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Great Ape Heart Project Announces Move to Detroit During Heart Month

February 1, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Great Ape Heart Project (GAHP) is now based at the Detroit Zoo. Launched in 2010, the GAHP is a group of dedicated experts who provide a network of clinical, pathologic and research strategies to aid in understanding and treating cardiac disease in all ape species. Gorillas and orangutans are classified as critically endangered by […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Announces New Director of Conservation

January 13, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is pleased to announce Dr. Shafkat Khan as director of conservation. Khan will oversee the DZS’s field conservation programs and help advance this significant part of the organization’s mission. Before joining the DZS, Khan served as a visiting assistant professor with Project Dragonfly, a conservation biology graduate program at Miami […]

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