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Leap into Conservation by Joining FrogWatch

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoological Society is encouraging Southeast Michigan residents to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The citizen science program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding … Continue reading

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Second Chance for Summer Zoomance August 21

  ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Those who missed the first Summer Zoomance event in July will have a second chance to fall in love with the Detroit Zoo all over again. Another after-hours, 21-and-older Summer Zoomance will take place this … Continue reading

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New Penguin Conservation Center Video

By Jeffrey Buck If you read yesterday’s article about the groundbreaking of the Detroit Zoo‘s new Polk Family Penguin Conservation Center you will enjoy this animated video of the stunning new structure. Video | Source X X X

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William Davidson Foundation Fund Grants $3 Million To Support Polk Penguin Conservation Center

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The William Davidson Foundation Fund has made a $3 million grant intention to the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) to support the development of the Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo. Construction of the $26 … Continue reading

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Detroit Zoo’s Newest Star Gives Visitors Reason to Ooh-Ooh and Ahh-Ahh

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Zuhura – Swahili for “morning star” – is the stellar name given to a female chimpanzee born in the early morning hours of August 10, 2013, at the Detroit Zoo’s Great Apes of Harambee. Zuhura is … Continue reading

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A Chick So Nice They Hatched It Twice

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo celebrated the birth of a macaroni penguin chick on May 25 – and celebrated its rebirth the next day. Using a rare and little-known technique previously employed with success on other bird species … Continue reading

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Warthog Piglets Daphne and Violet Blossom at Detroit Zoo

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Flowers aren’t the only things blooming at the Detroit Zoo. Daphne and Violet – female warthogs born April 7, 2013 – are now firmly planted in their African Grasslands habitat near the Africa Train Station. The … Continue reading

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