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Archive: New Polar Bear Makes Her Debut at the Detroit Zoo

Come welcome 19-year-old Anana on Feb. 27 for International Polar Bear Day

February 19, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society could “bearly” wait to welcome 19-year-old Anana to Michigan. The female polar bear, who arrived from the Cincinnati Zoo in late January, joins 15-year-old male Nuka and 7-year-old female Suka in the Arctic Ring of Life — one of North America’s largest polar bear habitats. “Anana is exploring the tundra in […]

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Archive: Calling All Students: Go for the Green!

Entries Now Open for 2020 Green Prize Competition

January 31, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

If you’re a metro Detroit student who is also a fighting-for-green machine, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) wants to hear from you. Entries are now open for the third annual Green Prize, a competition that encourages local students to develop sustainable solutions for their schools. The DZS is seeking inventive ideas from K-12 classes and […]

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Archive: Learn All About the Birds and the Bees

Belle Isle Nature Center hosts family-friendly Valentine’s Day-themed event

January 27, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center will host its annual family-friendly Valentine’s Day-themed celebration, The Birds and the Bees, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event features photography, crafts, zookeeper and beekeeper talks, and other fun learning activities. “This G-rated celebration encourages guests to show some love for our winged friends […]

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Archive: Leap Into Conservation by Joining FrogWatch

Training held at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center

January 17, 2020

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is inviting citizen scientists from Southeast Michigan to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. This important program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and to gather and record data that supports a national network. “We already know about the […]

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