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From Baby Bump to Camel Humps

Bactrian camel born at Detroit Zoo

August 9, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female Bactrian camel born July 31, 2017, to 9-year-old mother Suren and 9-year-old father Rusty. The duo are also the parents of 3-year-old male Humphrey, born at the Zoo in May 2014. The new calf, named Rusi, can be seen in the camel habitat across from […]

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Wolves Remain Federally Protected in Great Lakes Region 

Top appeals court rejects effort to remove federal protections for wolves

August 1, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on August 1 maintains federal protections for wolves in the Great Lakes, a victory for wildlife organizations including the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), which has spent years working to protect wolves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves […]

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Life’s a Beach for Otters at the Detroit Zoo

Habitat expansion includes 9,000-gallon aquatic area, rustic log cabin design

July 21, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The North American river otters at the Detroit Zoo have tested the waters of the newly renovated and expanded Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat – and now their spruced-up space is an open house for Zoo visitors. Thanks to a gift from the Edward Mardigian Family Foundation, the habitat has more than tripled in […]

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Satisfy Your Appetite for Adventure at Detroit Zoo’s Newest Event

International food and beverage pairings represent animals’ homelands

July 13, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Detroit Zoo guests can go on a culinary “safari” and sample food and beverage pairings representing many of the animals’ homelands. The Zoo’s inaugural Appetite for Adventure – a 21-and-older event – takes place on Friday, August 11, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Guests may choose between two starting points for their globally inspired tasting journey. Those […]

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Detroit Zoo Celebrates Breeding Success for Critically Endangered Toad

More than 5,000 Puerto Rican crested tadpoles to be released into the wild

July 12, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS’s) ongoing breeding program for the critically endangered Puerto Rican crested toad has produced 5,635 tadpoles. Twenty tadpoles have been retained for future breeding at the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center while the rest are bound for Puerto Rico’s El Tallonal biological reserve on July 12 for release into the […]

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