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Archive: Detroit Zoo Welcomes New Gorilla Troop

One male, three females now call the Great Apes of Harambee habitat home

August 24, 2023

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) announced today that four gorillas – one male and three females – have moved to the Detroit Zoo’s Great Apes of Harambee habitat. Three of the gorillas — Mshindi, Tulivu and Bandia — arrived from the Cincinnati Zoo, where they lived together in a troop since […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society, University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Partner to Provide ‘Care Companions’ for Pediatric Patients

More than 100 plush animals given to children at hospital in Ann Arbor

August 10, 2023

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), along with University of Michigan Health, have formed a partnership that is putting smiles on the faces of children at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. More than 100 “Care Companions” – also known as “plush” animals – were recently distributed to pediatric patients at the Ann Arbor, Michigan hospital, where children […]

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Archive: Buzz Over to Bee Fest at the Belle Isle Nature Center!

Annual free event returns to raise awareness about critical importance of bees and our ecosystem

August 4, 2023

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

WHAT:            The Belle Isle Nature Center is hosting Bee Fest, a free, family-friendly day featuring a series of educational and interactive activities focused on bees and their significance in our environment. Participants will learn how to care for pollinators who call southeast Michigan home through fun, engaging activities and educational displays, such as: Bee-friendly gardening […]

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Archive: Join the Party for the Detroit Zoo’s 95th Anniversary!

Zoo to celebrate with special events, discounts, merchandise and more throughout the month of August

July 21, 2023

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — The Detroit Zoo is celebrating its 95th-anniversary this August, and we want guests to join in on the fun! The month-long celebration will feature special events, never-before-seen discounts, themed merchandise and more. “The Detroit Zoo opened to the public for the first time on Aug. 1, 1928. Since then, it has […]

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Archive: Leap Into Conservation at Sunset at the Zoo

The Detroit Zoological Society’s annual 21-and-older fundraising gala returns June 23

June 1, 2023

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) invites the community to leap into an event like no other. Sunset at the Zoo, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, returns from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 23. During this 21-and-older fundraising gala, guests will enjoy a strolling dinner featuring some of metro Detroit’s best […]

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