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Archive: Former Detroit Zoo Elephant Wanda Dies

February 12, 2015


A three-day journey from Michigan to California a decade ago marked the beginning of a new life for two Asian elephants and sparked an international conversation about how elephants are faring in captivity. Wanda and Winky – aging, arthritic elephants at the Detroit Zoo – endured their last harsh Michigan winter and moved to the […]

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Archive: New Additions Waddle into Detroit Zoo

February 4, 2015

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

As work continues on the $29.5-million Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the Detroit Zoo welcomes some of its future residents – three gentoo penguins. Female Philly and males Popeye and Simon – each just over a year old – are the first of their species to arrive at the Zoo, joining the flock of king, rockhopper […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo Falls Head Over Heels for Zero Waste

February 3, 2015


To show our planet a little love, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will make Love Gone Wild its first-ever zero-waste event. The annual 21-and-older Valentine’s Day affair – which offers a candid, intimate and entertaining look at how the Detroit Zoo’s animal residents do the “wild thing” – will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoological Society Named Veteran Friendly Employer

January 27, 2015


The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has been designated a bronze-level Veteran Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) in recognition of its commitment to supporting veterans of the U.S. military. “We have the utmost respect for the men and women who have served our country, and appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills […]

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Archive: “Zoonique” Job Opportunities Abound

January 23, 2015


If you’re passionate about penguins, obsessed with otters or fascinated by frogs, you might consider working at the wildest place in town this summer.  The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is looking for smiling, energetic, friendly and enthusiastic individuals for seasonal employment during the Detroit Zoo’s peak season.  The DZS is seeking employees to work flexible […]

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