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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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Archive: They’re Coming Back … and They’re Bigger Than Ever

Dinosauria returns to the Detroit Zoo May 22

April 13, 2015


Forty life-like animatronic dinosaurs that snarl and move – and some that spit – will take up residence at the Detroit Zoo next month to provide a mega-dose of Vitamin Z for visitors of all ages. Dinosauria, presented by Kroger and Michigan Education Savings Plan, opens May 22, 2015, and runs through Labor Day. The […]

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Archive: Chill Out on June 12 at Sunset at the Zoo

Supporter tickets are two for $300 if purchased by April 30


The Detroit Zoological Society’s annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, promises to be the coolest event of the summer. Themed “Summer Chill” in celebration of the Detroit Zoo’s future Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Sunset takes place Friday, June 12, 2015, 7-11:30 p.m. The 21-and-older event is held rain or shine […]

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