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Archive: Great Lakes Bat Festival Comes to the Belle Isle Nature Center October 5

Celebrate these flying mammals with talks by bat experts, crafts, puppet show

September 26, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The 18th annual Great Lakes Bat Festival is swooping into the Belle Isle Nature Center on Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to celebrate the importance of bats to the environment. Experts from the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University will speak on topics including threats to the […]

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Archive: Newest Brew Highlighting Detroit Zoological Society’s Conservation Work Will Have Beer Lovers Going Bananas

Grauer’s Grace rolls off the line in time for Zoo Brew September 20 and World Gorilla Day September 24

September 17, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Griffin Claw Brewing Company is introducing another great beer for a good cause with the release of Grauer’s Grace, a hearty banana stout. The new brew highlights the Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS’s) involvement with the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo to provide rescue, rehabilitative care and reintroduction […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Celebrates Red Pandas and Rhinos September 21-22

Detroit Zoo events focus on conservation of endangered species

September 13, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Red panda-monium will kick off a weekend of celebrating wildlife as the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) hosts back-to-back festivities at the Detroit Zoo for two endangered species. International Red Panda Day will be observed on Saturday, September 21, at the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest to celebrate red pandas Ravi, 3, Ash, 4, and […]

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Archive: Devereaux Tiger Forest Opens at the Detroit Zoo September 13

Amur tiger brothers Nikolai and Aleksei make their debut

September 12, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Friday, September 13, is “opening day” for the tigers as the Detroit Zoo introduces the new Devereaux Tiger Forest and welcomes Amur tigers Nikolai and Aleksei, 2-year-old brothers who were born at the Columbus Zoo. The habitat is also home to 16-year-old female Kisa, who was born at the Detroit Zoo. The renovated and expanded […]

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Archive: Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 13-14

Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies, kittens available for immediate adoption

September 5, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in collaboration with more than 20 local animal welfare organizations, will co-host the fall 2019 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, presented by Purina, on Friday, Sept. 13, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, […]

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