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Detroit Zoological Society Appoints Curator of Humane Education

Stephen Vrla to lead programs that help people help animals

April 10, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has named Stephen Vrla Curator of Humane Education. He is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing programs designed to educate and inform audiences about the need for compassion, responsibility and respect for animals and the environment. Vrla holds the distinction of being the only humane education curator at any zoo. […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Invites Guests to Contribute to Scientific Research

Celebrate Citizen Science Day April 13 at the Detroit Zoo

April 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating Citizen Science Day on Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo. Visitors will have the chance to become directly involved in science and data collection by participating in hands-on activities that are free with Zoo admission. “Citizen science offers an opportunity for […]

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A Double-Hump Day Happening

Birth of Bactrian camel at Detroit Zoo brings herd to five

April 8, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female Bactrian camel born Wednesday, March 27, to 10-year-old mother Suren and 11-year-old father Rusty. Named Tula for a river in Mongolia, she can be seen in the camel habitat across from the Horace H. Rackham Memorial Fountain. The newborn calf also joins siblings male Humphrey, […]

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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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