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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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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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It’s a Special Day for Birds of Prey at the Detroit Zoo on September 7

International Vulture Awareness Day activities spotlight nature’s ‘cleanup crew’

September 3, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, September 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Detroit Zoo. Guests will have the chance to engage in hands-on activities while learning about the five species of vultures at the Zoo and the work the DZS is doing to help […]

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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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