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Archive: Eye-catching Art on Exhibit at Detroit Zoo

May 22, 2015


When visitors enter the exhibit gallery of the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center, they may feel as if all eyes are upon them.  The “Souls of Friends” exhibition – a display of 23 water-color paintings focused on animal eyes – features artwork by students from Allen Park High School.   The collection of paintings focuses […]

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Archive: They’re Baaaack – and They’re Bigger Than Ever!

Dinosauria runs May 22 through Labor Day at the Detroit Zoo

May 21, 2015


Forty lifelike animatronic dinosaurs that snarl and move – and some that spit – have taken up residence at the Detroit Zoo to provide a mega-dose of Vitamin Z for visitors of all ages.  Dinosauria, presented by Kroger and Michigan Education Savings Program, runs May 22 through Sept. 7, 2015.  The blockbuster summer attraction – […]

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Archive: Bowling for Rhinos Changes Lanes

Bowl-a-thon to be held at Hartfield Lanes Family Fun Center in Berkley May 30

May 20, 2015


The Detroit chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) has announced a location change for its annual bowl-a-thon for the conservation of endangered rhinos.   Bowling for Rhinos – previously scheduled to take place at Thunderbird Lanes in Troy – has been moved to Hartfield Lanes Family Fun Center in Berkley, 3490 12 Mile Road, […]

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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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