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Accolades Aplenty for Detroit Zoo’s Mayor of Amphibiville

Trinity Favazza invited to present at conservation conference in England

April 24, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

It’s small wonder that Trinity Favazza, 12, of Shelby Township, Mich., is doing mighty things to bring attention to the conservation crisis facing wild populations of amphibians. The Detroit Zoo’s Mayor of Amphibiville, who was sworn in to an unprecedented second term in November 2018, recently received the Future Leaders of Amphibian Conservation Scholarship and […]

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Detroit Zoological Society Spreads Its Wings for Migratory Birds on April 28

Family-friendly events will be held at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center

April 23, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating World Migratory Bird Day on Sunday, April 28, with special activities at the Detroit Zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Belle Isle Nature Center from 1 to 4 p.m.  Both family-friendly events will include interactive stations where visitors can discover more about these winged […]

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Detroit Zoological Society to Host GreenFest April 27 at the Detroit Zoo

Annual Earth Day celebration features sustainability trek, entertainment, crafts

April 22, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will host its seventh annual GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is dedicated to celebrating Earth Day (observed April 22) and engaging the community in environmental stewardship. The first 1,000 visitors will receive a free tomato plant or tree […]

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Celebrate World Penguin Day at the Detroit Zoo April 25

Detroit Zoological Society event explores global penguin conservation work

April 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating World Penguin Day at the Detroit Zoo on Thursday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the award-winning Polk Penguin Conservation Center. Guests can enjoy zookeeper talks and hands-on learning activities that will focus on the 18 species of penguins around the world and the risks […]

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It’s Official: Science Says Viewing Animals at the Detroit Zoo Reduces Stress

Detroit Zoological Society shares results of wellness study

April 15, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Playful otters. Graceful giraffes. Fluttering butterflies. For those who feel a sense of calm and joy at the very thought of these images, there’s good news. Viewing these and other animals at the Detroit Zoo has been shown to reduce stress. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), in partnership with researchers at Michigan State University (MSU), […]

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