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Detroit Zoo Mayor Finds Duties Ribbiting

10-year-old oversees Amphibiville; promotes wildlife conservation

November 2, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

As Election Day approaches, mayoral races across the country are heating up. Meanwhile, the Detroit Zoo’s Mayor of Amphibiville, 10-year-old Trinity Favazza of Shelby Township, Mich., is wrapping up the first year of her two-year term overseeing the 2-acre wetland village that is home to the National Amphibian Conservation Center – and she’s proven she’s […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Lauded for Efforts to Keep Michigan Beautiful

Award recognizes environmental sustainability initiatives

October 30, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has received the Keep Michigan Beautiful award in recognition of its ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. The award was presented Oct. 20, 2017, by Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc., which annually recognizes programs and activities that substantially contribute to environmental improvement, clean up, beautification, site restoration and historical preservation. “We’re honored […]

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Smashing Pumpkins at the Detroit Zoo

Animals to receive Halloween-themed treats October 11 and 21

October 5, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Detroit Zoo animals will have a smashing good time on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, and Saturday, October 21, 2017, when they receive pumpkins filled with tasty treats to eat, play with, roll around in, tear apart and smash. Each year around Halloween, Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff provide the animals with seasonal munchies – including […]

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Rescued Bears Leave Detroit Zoo for Colorado Sanctuary

Acres of rolling grasslands, social opportunities await them

September 18, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Syrian brown bear Polly and North American black bear Migwan left the Detroit Zoo on September 18 for a Colorado sanctuary that will provide them with many acres of space and opportunities for social interaction with other bears. Polly, 20, was rescued in 2000 from a roadside circus, having sustained psychological trauma from living in […]

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Polk Penguin Conservation Center Named 2017 Exhibit Award Winner

Association of Zoos & Aquariums bestows top honor upon Detroit Zoo

September 15, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center received the 2017 Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) on September 12 during its annual conference, held this year in Indianapolis. The award is the top honor bestowed annually upon accredited institutions for excellence in exhibit design. “This award is the highest honor in […]

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