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Great Gnus! Wildebeests Return to the Detroit Zoo

African antelopes debut in time for safari-themed Sunset at the Zoo on June 8

June 7, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has welcomed some gnu animals to the Detroit Zoo – two male eastern white-bearded wildebeests can now be seen with the zebras in their African Grasslands habitat.  Lenny and Jeffrey arrived from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where they were born last July.  The wildebeest, also called a gnu […]

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Grizzly Bear Brothers Explore Expanded Detroit Zoo Habitat

Makeover debuts in time for Sunset at the Zoo on June 8

June 5, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has transformed three bear habitats into one expansive environment, more than doubling the space shared by rescued grizzly bear brothers Mike, Thor and Boo.  The makeover involved eliminating the walls separating the grizzlies’ center habitat from the adjacent spaces, formerly occupied by a Syrian brown bear and a North American […]

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‘Zoom to the Zoo’ with a New SMART – and Sustainable – Transit Option

Be green and save green, one bus ride at a time

May 30, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and SMART are protecting the environment one bus ride at a time – while improving accessibility for Detroit Zoo-goers – with a new partnership called “Zoom to the Zoo”. Beginning June 1 through September 30, a busload of perks awaits those who take advantage of the SMART FAST Woodward express […]

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They’re Big, They’re Bold, They’re Baaaack

Dinosauria returns to the Detroit Zoo May 25 through Labor Day

May 24, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

More than 40 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs that snarl and move – and some that spit – have taken up residence at the Detroit Zoo to provide a mega-dose of Vitamin Z for visitors of all ages.  Dinosauria, presented by Children’s Hospital of Michigan, runs May 25 through Sept. 3, 2018.  The blockbuster summer attraction – […]

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Help Spare Rhinoceroses from Extinction

Lanes for Lewa bowling event benefits conservation of endangered rhinos

May 18, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) invites bowlers to help save rhinoceroses one pin at a time at Lanes for Lewa.  The bowl-a-thon to benefit the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Africa, will take place at Hartfield Lanes in Berkley on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. Bowlers may register […]

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