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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Keeps Endangered Animals ‘SAFE’

National collaborative effort launched to Save Animals From Extinction

May 15, 2015


As part of its continued efforts to conserve the most vulnerable wildlife species around the world, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is collaborating with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) to help launch AZA’s new initiative, Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE). To honor the occasion, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo Breeds Record 22,571 Puerto Rican Crested Toads

May 13, 2015


The Detroit Zoo’s breeding efforts for the critically endangered Puerto Rican crested toad have yielded the best results in the Zoo’s history with a record 22,571 tadpoles.  Twenty tadpoles have been retained for future breeding at the National Amphibian Conservation Center while the rest were shipped last week to Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, for release […]

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Archive: Don’t De-Spare: Bowling for Rhinos Returns May 30

AAZK celebrates 25 years of bowl-a-thons for endangered rhinos

May 7, 2015


The Detroit chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) invites bowlers to help save rhinoceroses “one pin at a time” at Bowling for Rhinos.  The annual bowl-a-thon for the conservation of endangered rhinos will take place Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7 p.m., at Thunderbird Lanes in Troy, 400 W. Maple Rd.   Bowlers may […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo Looks to Turn Animal Waste into Energy with Biodigester Crowdfunding Campaign

$55,000 goal to secure matching grant through MEDC’s

April 20, 2015


Get a whiff of this! The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. The campaign will support an energy-producing biodigester that will harness the power of poo at the Detroit Zoo. If the DZS attains its crowdfunding goal of $55,000 by […]

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Archive: Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo May 15-16


The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will host the spring 2015 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, May 15, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available […]

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