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Let’s Call it a Green Day

Belle Isle Nature Center hosts annual Earth Day celebration

April 5, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

In observance of Earth Day (April 22), the Belle Isle Nature Center is hosting its third annual Green Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, 2019, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event features indoor and outdoor activities, including earth-friendly crafts, nature hikes and zookeeper talks. “To commemorate this global holiday celebrating life on our […]

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Celebrate National Bear Day at the Detroit Zoo April 4

Detroit Zoological Society focuses on two threatened species

April 1, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating National Bear Day at the Detroit Zoo on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The event will include zookeeper talks, hands-on activities and educational experiences that showcase these charismatic megavertebrates and the risks they face in the wild. Zookeeper talks will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at […]

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Best Local Hangout is the Detroit Zoo (Just Ask Bats and Sloth)

Rescued fruit bats move in with Mo the sloth

March 29, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Things are looking up for two species that spend most of their time upside down. Five African straw-colored fruit bats have joined a Linne’s two-toed sloth called Molasses, known simply as Mo, in The Hangout at the Detroit Zoo. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) rescued all six animals, along with 55 others, when Bat Zone […]

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Learn About ‘Slime Dogs’ and ‘Snot Otters’ at the Belle Isle Nature Center

Mudpuppypalooza celebrates Detroit River salamander

March 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will host its annual Mudpuppypalooza at the Belle Isle Nature Center on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is a celebration of mudpuppies – large, permanently aquatic salamanders native to the Detroit River. Mudpuppypalooza features fun and educational activities such as mask making, […]

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Celebrate International Seal Day at the Detroit Zoo March 22

Event focuses on rescued seals in the Arctic Ring of Life and wild counterparts

March 18, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating International Seal Day on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special event at the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning Arctic Ring of Life. Guests can enjoy zookeeper talks and hands-on activities while developing an understanding of the risks wild seals are facing around the world. […]

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