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Detroit Zoological Society Showcases Fieldwork on Endangered Species Day

Visitors can interact with conservation scientists at Detroit Zoo

May 13, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is highlighting its global wildlife conservation initiatives on Endangered Species Day by offering Detroit Zoo visitors a chance to meet with DZS field researchers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17. “We are working to ensure the long-term survival of critically endangered birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and […]

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Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo May 17-18 Highlights Pet Safety

Attendees can help make the shelter pet Michigan’s official state pet

May 10, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will co-host the spring 2019 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, presented by Purina, on Friday, May 17, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, […]

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Illegal Snare Traps Turned into Animal Sculptures on Display at Detroit Zoo

Exhibition highlights unique conservation initiative working to eliminate poaching

May 2, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

One-of-a-kind sculptures made from illegal snare traps that threaten wildlife in East Africa will be on display in the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery beginning May 8. This special exhibition, called Snares to Wares: Capacity for Change, is comprised of works of art created by artisans in Uganda who live near a national park at […]

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Puppet Shows Pop Up at Detroit Zoo This Summer

Performances focus on conservation of wildlife and wild places

April 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has collaborated with a local artist-run nonprofit organization to bring contemporary puppet shows to the Detroit Zoo every Saturday from May through August. The presentations will focus on endangered species found at the Zoo – including frogs, polar bears, wolves and bats – and the work the DZS is doing […]

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Celebrate Salamander Saturday on May 4 at the Detroit Zoo

Zooper Hero salamander mascot to make special appearance

April 26, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Move over, Sunday Funday – it’s time for Salamander Saturday at the Detroit Zoo. This family-friendly event is set for May 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the National Amphibian Conservation Center and is free with admission. The event will include opportunities to learn about the 700 species of salamanders – including sirens, newts, […]

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