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Namaste Right Here at the Detroit Zoo

Yoga at the Zoo allows guests to meditate among nature and wildlife

June 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Local yogis are invited to bring their cows, cats, camels and downward dogs to the Detroit Zoo this summer. Yoga at the Zoo will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 a.m., beginning July 8 through August 29. Guests 13 years of age and older will have a unique opportunity to participate in […]

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Celebrate World Camel Day at the Detroit Zoo June 22

Endangered species highlighted with zookeeper talks, learning activities

June 17, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating domestic Bactrian camels Rusty, Suren, Humphrey, Rusi and Tula – as well as their wild counterparts – at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, June 22, in honor of World Camel Day. Guests are invited to enjoy zookeeper talks and fun learning activities during this special event that is […]

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Stick Your Neck Out for Earth’s Tallest Creatures on World Giraffe Day

Detroit Zoological Society to host celebration June 21 at Detroit Zoo

June 14, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has a leg up on all the summer happenings and is kicking things off with a celebration of World Giraffe Day on Friday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Detroit Zoo’s Giraffe Encounter. Zookeeper talks at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. will highlight not only […]

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‘Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life in the Wild’ Exhibition Comes to Detroit Zoo

Renowned American nature photographer to speak June 19

June 7, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will present “Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life in the Wild” from June 19 to September 10, 2019. Located in the exhibit gallery in the Ford Education Center, the photography exhibition will be open during regular Detroit Zoo hours and is free with admission. The exhibition features 40 award-winning photographs […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Jumps In To Save Critically Endangered Toad

Nearly 8,000 zoo-born Puerto Rican crested tadpoles released into the wild

June 6, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Thousands of critically endangered Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles left Detroit on June 5 for Puerto Rico, to be released in the El Tallonal biological reserve as part of a federal program to restore wild populations of the amphibian. The 7,809 tadpoles join the nearly 84,000 Detroit Zoo-born tadpoles released in Puerto Rico over the […]

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