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Archive: Here’s the Scoop: Injured Pelican Believed to Have Survived Michigan Winter Finds Refuge at Detroit Zoo

Animal Care Staff Nurses Non-Releasable Bird Back to Health

August 19, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

An American white pelican believed to have survived last Michigan’s winter with fractures in both wings and an injured right foot has now found refuge at the Detroit Zoo after she was left behind by her scoop in Monroe, Michigan. “It is uncommon that American white pelicans migrate through Michigan, but it happens from time […]

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Archive: ‘Salamander Love Doctor’ Strikes Again

Director of Award-Winning National Amphibian Conservation Center Using Hormones to Help Vulnerable Species

August 12, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

When you have a salamander species at risk, who are you going to call? Detroit Zoological Society’s Dr. Ruth Marcec-Greaves. Affectionately referred to as the “salamander love doctor,” Marcec-Greaves has helped bolster salamander populations, as well as other amphibian populations, around the world — with the latest success story unfolding with the Edwards Aquifer Refugia […]

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Archive: Rescued Turkey Vulture “Couch-Surfs” at Detroit Zoo

Fledgling Builds Strength, Rejoins Wild Vultures Thanks to Detroit Zoological Society Staff

August 3, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A young turkey vulture found trapped in a stairwell on a neighboring golf course in Huntington Woods has now reunited with its wild counterparts after spending time at the Detroit Zoo building up its strength. When Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff first observed the bird on the golf course after they were called for assistance, […]

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Archive: Peregrine Falcon Reunites with Family on Detroit Zoo Water Tower After Flight School

Falcon chick who was struggling to fly is now soaring thanks to rehabilitation

July 22, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A peregrine falcon chick, who was the fourth hatchling born in the Detroit Zoo’s water tower nest earlier this year, has been reunited with her family after spending time with a local licensed rehabilitator learning how to fly. The daughter of peregrine falcons Justice and KJ was fledging from the nest with her siblings when […]

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Archive: Meet the New Kid in the Troop

Japanese macaque born on June 3 at Detroit Zoo

July 16, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Sometimes the snow comes down in June — at least as it relates to animal births. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is delighted to announce the birth of a healthy Japanese macaque, also known as a snow monkey, to parents Carmen and Haru at the Detroit Zoo. The baby macaque named Jun, which means “pure” […]

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