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The Detroit Zoo Vaccinates At-Risk Animals for COVID-19

August 30, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has begun to vaccinate animals who are believed to be most susceptible to COVID-19. Use of the special vaccine, which was developed exclusively for animals by veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis, has been authorized on a case-by-case basis by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers and lions […]

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Sunset at the Zoo Focuses on Bright Future Ahead

August 24, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, will be held Friday, August 27 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Themed The Future is Bright, the 21-and-older gala will be held rain or shine, and the Detroit Zoo closes at noon that day in preparation for the festivities. Sunset […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo Appoints 11-Year-Old Mayor of Amphibiville

June 26, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

As of “toaday,” The Detroit Zoo’s Amphibiville has a new leader. Blake Myers, 11, of Oxford, was sworn in as Mayor of Amphibiville on Saturday for a two-year term. Amphibiville is a 2-acre wetland village at the Detroit Zoo that is home to the National Amphibian Conservation Center (NACC). The Detroit Zoological Society invited candidates […]

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Archive: Wallaby Joey Makes Debut at Detroit Zoo

May 5, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A baby wallaby, or joey, is now visible at the Detroit Zoo following its birth this past October. The joey lives in the two-acre Australian Outback Adventure with mother Eloise, two other wallabies and 13 red kangaroos. “This is Eloise’s first joey. She’s very protective,” said Elizabeth Arbaugh, curator of mammals for the Detroit Zoological […]

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