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Archive: Activities Abound for National Visit the Zoo Day December 27

Navigate the Zoo from the palm of your hand with new Detroit Zoo Trek

December 21, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

While the Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year and annually welcomes 1.5 million guests, there’s one day in particular when America comes together to celebrate everything zoos have to offer. National Visit the Zoo Day is December 27, and the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting special activities that are free with Zoo […]

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Archive: Rescued Otter from Alaska Finds Sanctuary at the Detroit Zoo

Female Kalee could be male Sparky’s eventual ‘significant otter’

December 20, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A 7-month-old female North American river otter named Kalee has found sanctuary at the Detroit Zoo after being rescued in June by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG). The orphaned pup had sustained a laceration and puncture wound on her side when she was discovered by hikers on a trail in Hoonah, in […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo’s Latest Major Habitat Expansion Unveiled

Expanded and reimagined space for red pandas and visitors

December 10, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It’s red panda-monium at the Detroit Zoo as the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest has opened, featuring an expansion and significant enhancements to the home of these charismatic creatures. The Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest provides a larger and more stimulating naturalistic environment promoting the red pandas’ overall well-being and offering an impactful […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Mourns Loss of Polar Bear Cub

November 30, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A female polar bear cub born at the Detroit Zoo November 28 did not survive. “We are all obviously grieving at the moment,” said Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan. “Our animal care staff did everything they could to save the cub.” The cub was moved to an intensive-care nursery in […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society to Host Humane Education Workshop

Annual event a near sellout

November 28, 2018

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting its annual humane education workshop this Saturday, facilitated by Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education.  Titled “The World Becomes What You Teach”, the professional development workshop will be held Dec. 1, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center. […]

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