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Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day with the Detroit Zoological Society May 23

‘Turtley’ enjoyable events planned at Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center

May 17, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is offering two opportunities for guests to step into the shoes of a life scientist and learn about the more than 300 recognized species of turtles that inhabit the waters around the world. In celebration of World Turtle Day, events will take place at both the Detroit Zoo and the […]

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Two African Lions Join the Pride at the Detroit Zoo

3-year-old sisters arrive from Buffalo to make their den in the D

May 15, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

African lions Asha and Amirah, 3-year-old sisters from the Buffalo Zoo, have joined “mane” man Simba, 10, in the African Grasslands at the Detroit Zoo. The lionesses come with a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Program (SSP). SSPs are cooperative management plans to ensure genetically healthy, diverse and […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Showcases Fieldwork on Endangered Species Day

Visitors can interact with conservation scientists at Detroit Zoo

May 13, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is highlighting its global wildlife conservation initiatives on Endangered Species Day by offering Detroit Zoo visitors a chance to meet with DZS field researchers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17. “We are working to ensure the long-term survival of critically endangered birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and […]

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Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo May 17-18 Highlights Pet Safety

Attendees can help make the shelter pet Michigan’s official state pet

May 10, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will co-host the spring 2019 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, presented by Purina, on Friday, May 17, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, […]

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Illegal Snare Traps Turned into Animal Sculptures on Display at Detroit Zoo

Exhibition highlights unique conservation initiative working to eliminate poaching

May 2, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

One-of-a-kind sculptures made from illegal snare traps that threaten wildlife in East Africa will be on display in the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery beginning May 8. This special exhibition, called Snares to Wares: Capacity for Change, is comprised of works of art created by artisans in Uganda who live near a national park at […]

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