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Take a Walk on the Wild Side This Holiday Season

Wild Lights returns to the Detroit Zoo November 17

November 5, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights, its annual light display presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions. More than five million twinkling LED lights will brighten the evening sky and illuminate buildings, trees and 265 sculptures – more than 220 of which are animals – throughout the front half […]

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Detroit Zoo’s Mayor of Amphibiville Sworn Into Office for a Second Term

Trinity Favazza vows to continue helping amphibians and their environments

November 1, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Trinity Favazza, 11, of Shelby Township, Mich., was sworn in as Mayor of Amphibiville on November 1 for a second two-year term. Amphibiville is a 2-acre wetland village that is home to the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) invited candidates ages 7-12 who live in Michigan to enter the […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Celebrates National Bison Day November 3

Detroit Zoo event focuses on the U.S. national mammal

October 29, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating National Bison Day at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, November 3, with zookeeper talks and fun learning activities. Zookeeper talks are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the bison habitat, home to 11-year old male, Takoda, and 11-year old female, Teetonka. Guests will have […]

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Detroit Zoo-Born Dusky Gopher Frogs Released Into the Wild for the First Time

Event caps a successful year for breeding and release of other critically endangered amphibians

October 25, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Twenty-five dusky gopher frogs bred at the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center were released in Mississippi’s Ward Bayou Wildlife Management Area this month as part of a cooperative program to restore a wild population of the critically endangered amphibian. The event marks the first time Detroit Zoo-born dusky gopher frogs were released into their […]

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How Swede It Is

Detroit Zoo welcomes breeding pair of wolverines

October 18, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has welcomed two wolverines to the Detroit Zoo from Sweden. Born in separate zoos, male Yaroslawl, 2, and female Janis, 1, are recommended to breed through the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) as part of a partnership between the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the European Association for […]

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