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Archive: Auctions Speak Louder Than Words

Mobile bidding for Sunset at the Zoo silent auction starts today

June 1, 2015

 

The Detroit Zoo’s mobile bidding option for the Sunset at the Zoo silent auction begins June 1, 2015.  Bidders can submit offers in advance on their smartphones through GiveSmart and need not be present at the event on June 12 to participate.   More than 25 silent auction items are up for bid at Sunset, […]

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Archive: Calling All “Wolfs”

May 29, 2015

 

As the Detroit Zoo prepares to open the Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness on June 8, 2015, and introduce a pair of gray wolves, it also invites persons whose name includes “wolf” or a version thereof to enjoy free admission that day.   Anyone who produces valid photo ID verifying that their first, middle or last […]

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Archive: Summer Fun for the Wild Child

Detroit Zoo’s Summer Safari camps start June 22

May 28, 2015

 

Kids can get out of the house and into the wild this summer with Summer Safari camps at the Detroit Zoo.  From June 22 through Aug. 14, 2015, children in kindergarten through eighth grade will discover the wonders of nature and wildlife through hands-on activities, games and crafts.   Zookeeper Camps familiarize campers with the […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo Goes Warthog Wild Over New Arrivals

May 27, 2015

 

Hear that sounder?  It’s the pitter patter of little warthog hooves at the Detroit Zoo as four of five piglets born April 8, 2015, make their debut.  The smallest of the quintuplets is being cared for behind the scenes until he gains enough weight to join the rest of the group, called a sounder. The […]

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Archive: Detroit Zoo Saves Snail Species From Extinction

Three-decade collaborative breeding program returns Partula nodosa to the wild

May 26, 2015

 

One hundred Partula nodosa snails bred at the Detroit Zoo are en route to Tahiti, effectively restoring a population that was extinct in the wild. For nearly three decades, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has been breeding this species of Tahitian land snail as part of a collaborative effort credited with saving the species from […]

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