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Archive: First Lion Born in 40 Years at the Detroit Zoo

December 22, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is pleased to announce a holiday gift to our community as this momentous year comes to an end: a female lion cub named Binti, who was born on September 10, 2020. Binti, whose name means “daughter” in Swahili, is the first lion born at the Detroit Zoo since 1980. Over […]

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Archive: Baby Red Panda Makes Debut at Detroit Zoo

November 19, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Baby red panda Scarlet has made her first public appearance at the Detroit Zoo following her birth this past July. She lives in the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest with mother, Ash. “It’s really exciting to see Scarlet learn from Ash how to be a red panda. This involves a lot of dramatic tree […]

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Archive: New Giraffe Arrives at Detroit Zoo

November 9, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A 2-year-old female giraffe is taking the African Grasslands habitat at the Detroit Zoo to new heights. Female giraffe Zara arrived from the Peoria, Illinois zoo to join Mpenzi, Kivuli and Jabari. “We’re happy to welcome Zara to the herd,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences officer for the Detroit Zoological Society. “She has a […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Honored with International Sustainability Award

DZS’s Greenprint Program Celebrated for its Environmental Impact

October 13, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has been recognized by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) as the recipient of the 2020 Environmental Sustainability Award. The DZS is the first zoo or aquarium to receive environmental sustainability top honors from both WAZA and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (2015). “We are so appreciative […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Announces New Director of Animal Welfare

Dr. Grace Fuller to lead Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics (CZAAWE)

September 30, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is pleased to announce Dr. Grace Fuller as the organization’s new director of animal welfare and the leader of the DZS’s Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics (CZAAWE). “I feel fortunate to embark on this next phase of my career with an organization that recognizes animal welfare […]

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