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Best Local Hangout is the Detroit Zoo (Just Ask Bats and Sloth)

Rescued fruit bats move in with Mo the sloth

March 29, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Things are looking up for two species that spend most of their time upside down. Five African straw-colored fruit bats have joined a Linne’s two-toed sloth called Molasses, known simply as Mo, in The Hangout at the Detroit Zoo. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) rescued all six animals, along with 55 others, when Bat Zone […]

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Learn About ‘Slime Dogs’ and ‘Snot Otters’ at the Belle Isle Nature Center

Mudpuppypalooza celebrates Detroit River salamander

March 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will host its annual Mudpuppypalooza at the Belle Isle Nature Center on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is a celebration of mudpuppies – large, permanently aquatic salamanders native to the Detroit River. Mudpuppypalooza features fun and educational activities such as mask making, […]

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Celebrate International Seal Day at the Detroit Zoo March 22

Event focuses on rescued seals in the Arctic Ring of Life and wild counterparts

March 18, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating International Seal Day on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a special event at the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning Arctic Ring of Life. Guests can enjoy zookeeper talks and hands-on activities while developing an understanding of the risks wild seals are facing around the world. […]

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Leap into Spring on World Frog Day at the Detroit Zoo

Activities will explore frog calls, characteristics and conservation

March 15, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will welcome spring by celebrating World Frog Day on Wednesday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the award-winning National Amphibian Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo. The event includes hands-on activities, games and opportunities for visitors to learn about these charismatic creatures and the DZS’s efforts to […]

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Spring Forward Into Amphibian Fun and Learning at the Belle Isle Nature Center

Toadally awesome amphibian awareness event to be held March 10

March 4, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) invites visitors to spring forward into Daylight Saving Time at the Belle Isle Nature Center while learning about amphibians at its Spring Forward celebration. The free event takes place on Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spring Forward offers the opportunity to hear from DZS life sciences […]

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