Responding to Wildlife Emergencies

Detroit Zoological Society staff are trained to help animals affected by oil spills. This activity demonstrates how oil spreads so quickly during a spill.


Celebrating and Saving Wildlife:

The Detroit Zoological Society has several staff who are trained to respond to wildlife emergencies that involve hazardous materials. We have responded one regional and two international oil spill emergencies that have impacted animals, including penguins, sea turtles and Michigan turtles and amphibians.


 Take Action:

By supporting the Detroit Zoological Society by visiting, purchasing a membership or making a direction donation, you are enabling us to help animals around the world who are impacted by catastrophes such as oil spills.


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