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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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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Commits to Planting 2,000 Trees

April 16, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is taking another step forward on its Green Journey with a major reforestation initiative. To help address climate change and its effects, the DZS has pledged for 2021 and 2022 to plant a total of 2,000 trees on its campuses and – in collaboration with ReLeaf Michigan – in communities […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Searching for New Mayor of Amphibiville

April 8, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is looking for a new candidate to leap into office this summer as Mayor of Amphibiville. This 2-acre wetland village is home to the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center. This facility features spacious, naturalistic habitats for a spectacular diversity of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians and highlights […]

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