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Detroit Zoological Society Announces Date for Wildlife Conservation Gala

March 16 event focuses on saving birds around the world

January 4, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will host its third annual Wildlife Conservation Gala, presented by Ford Motor Company, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6-9:30 p.m. Held at the Detroit Zoo’s iconic Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, the event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a sit-down dinner and raffle. Themed “Saving Birds Around the World”, the gala will […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Terns Focus to National Bird Day

Sparrow minute at the Detroit Zoo to celebrate birds January 5

January 2, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is going stork-raving mad for herons, starlings and warblers – and kookaburras, too – in honor of National Bird Day on Saturday, January 5, at the Detroit Zoo. Through family-friendly bird-related activities and special talks with animal care staff in the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary, visitors can discover more […]

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Activities Abound for National Visit the Zoo Day December 27

Navigate the Zoo from the palm of your hand with new Detroit Zoo Trek

December 21, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

While the Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year and annually welcomes 1.5 million guests, there’s one day in particular when America comes together to celebrate everything zoos have to offer. National Visit the Zoo Day is December 27, and the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting special activities that are free with Zoo […]

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Rescued Otter from Alaska Finds Sanctuary at the Detroit Zoo

Female Kalee could be male Sparky’s eventual ‘significant otter’

December 20, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A 7-month-old female North American river otter named Kalee has found sanctuary at the Detroit Zoo after being rescued in June by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG). The orphaned pup had sustained a laceration and puncture wound on her side when she was discovered by hikers on a trail in Hoonah, in […]

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Detroit Zoo’s Latest Major Habitat Expansion Unveiled

Expanded and reimagined space for red pandas and visitors

December 10, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It’s red panda-monium at the Detroit Zoo as the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest has opened, featuring an expansion and significant enhancements to the home of these charismatic creatures. The Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest provides a larger and more stimulating naturalistic environment promoting the red pandas’ overall well-being and offering an impactful […]

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