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Archive: Stressed? Outdoor Yoga Returns to the Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoological Society offering in-person and virtual sessions

July 15, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It’s time for the community to grab their mats and masks, because outdoor yoga is returning to the Detroit Zoo in August. Yoga at the Zoo will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., beginning August 4. Guests 13 years of age and older will have a unique opportunity to participate […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo Protects Newborn Red Panda

Detroit Zoological Society faces challenges in humanely removing native injurious wildlife

July 8, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

An animal birth is normally a celebratory time at the Detroit Zoo, yet the red panda cub born on July 1 highlights the threats posed by native wildlife that get into the 125-acre Zoo from the surrounding area. “We have recently spotted more red foxes on Detroit Zoo grounds,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences […]

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Archive: More Endangered Piping Plovers Saved by Detroit Zoological Society

Shorebird Conservation Work Migrates from Northern Michigan to Detroit Zoo During Pandemic

July 2, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

They may be tiny shorebirds, but endangered Great Lakes piping plovers require a significant conservation effort, and it’s one that has continued despite a global pandemic. Under normal circumstances, a Detroit Zoological Society-led team would have incubated abandoned piping plover eggs in the captive rearing facility at the University of Michigan’s Biological Station in Pellston, […]

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Archive: Male Chimpanzee Born at Detroit Zoo in January Successfully Unites with Adoptive Mom

Detroit Zoological Society animal care staff nurtured baby chimpanzee 24/7 for 5 Months

June 25, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for five months (and during a pandemic). That’s how long the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) animal care staff hand-reared a male chimpanzee born in early January before they successfully transitioned his care to an adoptive chimpanzee mom in June. “It’s a story of great dedication,” said Scott […]

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Archive: More than 170 Detroit Zoo-Born Dusky Gopher Frogs Head into the Wild

Release marks another important chapter in helping critically endangered amphibians

June 19, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Consider it one small leap for amphibian-kind — more than 170 dusky gopher frogs bred at the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center were released in Mississippi this month as part of a cooperative program to restore a wild population of the critically endangered amphibian. This event marks the third time Detroit Zoo-born dusky gopher […]

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