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Detroit Zoo to Meet 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Will use Michigan-made clean energy through DTE’s MIGreenPower

August 22, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) took a major step forward on its “Green Journey” today, announcing that the Detroit Zoo will be powered by 100% Michigan-made renewable energy through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program. The move will offset 7,425 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 8,740 acres of U.S. […]

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On Your Mark … Get Set … Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

Proceeds benefit veterinary care for the animals

August 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes and head over to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, for the Detroit Zoological Society’s 23rd annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the animals […]

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Celebrate World Lizard Day at the Detroit Zoo August 14

Warm up to these cold-blooded creatures through zookeeper talks and engaging activities

August 6, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating World Lizard Day on Wednesday, August 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo’s Holden Reptile Conservation Center. Through hands-on activities, visitors can learn about the characteristics and behaviors of these cold-blooded reptiles as well as the threats they face in the wild. Zookeeper talks […]

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Buzz on Over to Bee Fest at the Belle Isle Nature Center

August 17 event celebrates National Honey Bee Day

August 5, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday, August 17, for the fourth annual Bee Fest in celebration of National Honey Bee Day. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature beekeeper talks, arts and crafts, local honey tasting, demonstrations on planting and maintaining a […]

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Celebrate World Lion Day at the Detroit Zoo August 10

Fun learning activities in store for the whole pride

August 2, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The king of the beasts will be the center of attention on Saturday, August 10, as the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) celebrates World Lion Day at the Detroit Zoo. Fun learning activities and zookeeper talks at the lion habitat will showcase lions, inform guests about the alarming decline of lions in the wild in Africa […]

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