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Wyoming Toad Population Grows By Leaps and Bounds at Detroit Zoo

Hundreds of tadpoles set for release into the wild

July 5, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS) conservation breeding program for the Wyoming toad continues to make strides for the federally endangered amphibian. Seven hundred tadpoles have been produced in the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center and are scheduled to be shipped to Wyoming on July 5 for eventual release into the wild. “It’s exciting to […]

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Giant Steps for Dwarf Sirens at the Detroit Zoo

Baby salamanders among rare few to hatch in captivity

June 28, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Dwarf sirens, a species of salamander rarely reproduced in captivity, overcame the odds in recent weeks when four eggs hatched at the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center. “These animals are very difficult to breed in captivity – it typically takes changing the ion content of the water to mimic dilution from rainfall,” said Dr. […]

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Detroit Zoo Heats Up For Wild Summer Nights

Concerts held on Wednesdays in July and August

June 21, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesdays during July and August with the annual Wild Summer Nights concert series, presented by Genisys Credit Union. Concerts take place in the Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 5 through Aug. 30, 2017, and are free with Zoo admission. Wild Summer Nights features a […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Evans leads finance and information technology departments

June 20, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Jeffrey Evans has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) for the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). He is responsible for all accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and investing functions as well as the information technology division. Evans joins the DZS with 30 years’ experience in financial leadership at a variety of Detroit companies. Most recently, he served […]

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Amazing Amazon Trip Up For Bid at Sunset at the Zoo Live Auction June 16

Mobile bidding for silent auction items now available

June 13, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

One lucky bidder and a guest will embark on the trip of a lifetime next year to the Amazon rainforest. Another will invite three guests for a rare behind-the-scenes hardhat tour of Little Caesars Arena, the soon-to-be new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. These are just two of the extraordinary prizes […]

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