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Second Chance for Summer Zoomance August 21

 

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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 Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission for guests is $14.

Summer Zoomance allows grownups to relive their fond memories of the Detroit Zoo while creating new ones with a twilight stroll among the award-winning animal habitats.

The rain-or-shine event features performances by blues guitarist and vocalist Laith Al-Saadi, complimentary tram tours, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks.

Guests can take a spin on the Carousel for an additional $2 and enjoy a scenic ride through the Zoo on the Tauber Family Railroad for a one-way fare of $3. Food and adult beverages will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are available online at by clicking here and can also be purchased at the admission gates.

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The Detroit Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic habitats, the Detroit Zoo is located at 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue off I-696 in Royal Oak, Mich. The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day (with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March. Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61 and $10 for children 2 to 14, senior citizens 62 and older and active military with ID; children under 2 are admitted free. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission to the Nature Zoo is free; however, a State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for all personal vehicles to enter Belle Isle State Park. For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.

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How Do Animals Make Woo at the Zoo?

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Birds do it. Bees do it. Find out how animals at the Detroit Zoo do it at the third annual Love Gone Wild on Friday, February 14, 2014, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Open to both singles and sweethearts 21 and older, this memorable Valentine’s Day event offers a candid, intimate and entertaining look at how many of the Detroit Zoo’s animal residents do the “wild thing”.

Hosted by Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter, the evening includes stories of passionate – sometimes tawdry – encounters, May-December romances, unrequited love, mate swapping and positions not found in the Kama Sutra. The adult-themed exposé reveals details of the “love lives” of animals that are not always visible to Zoo visitors or fit to print on Zoo signs.

“From prolonged public bouts of coitus to brief clandestine assignations, sex happens at the zoo. We’re usually involved in planning or facilitating it, and we’re always watching for it, but we don’t often talk about it. At Love Gone Wild, we not only talk about it, we show pictures,” said Carter.

Held in the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center, Love Gone Wild features a strolling supper and delectable desserts prepared by the Zoo’s culinary team from Dining in the Wild. A Champagne welcome and two drink tickets are also included.

The cost is $75 per person for Detroit Zoological Society Members and $85 per person for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available by clicking here and at Window One at the front of the Zoo.

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Second Chance for Summer Zoomance August 22

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Those who missed the first Summer Zoomance event 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 Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., rain or shine. Admission for all guests is $12 in advance and $14 after Aug. 16. Parking is free for Detroit Zoological Society members and $5 for non-members.

Summer Zoomance allows grown-ups to relive their fond memories of the Detroit Zoo while creating new ones during a twilight stroll among the award-winning animal habitats. The event will feature complimentary Carousel rides, tram tours, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks. Blues guitarist and vocalist Laith Al-Saadi will perform, and food and adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets for Summer Zoomance can be purchased online at www.detroitzoo.org and at the admission gates the night of the event.

The Detroit Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic habitats, the Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off I-696, in Royal Oak, Mich. The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day (with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March. Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61, $12 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $9 for children 2 to 14 (children under 2 are free). The Belle Isle Nature Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free. For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.

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Take a Chance on Summer Zoomance

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Adults are invited to fall in love with the Detroit Zoo all over again at Summer Zoomance. The after-hours, 21-and-older event takes place Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. Admission for all guests is $12 in advance and $14 after July 5. Parking is free for Detroit Zoological Society members and $5 for non-members.

Summer Zoomance allows grownups to relive their fond memories of the Detroit Zoo while creating new ones during a twilight stroll among the award-winning animal habitats. The event will feature complimentary tram tours throughout the Zoo as well as animal enrichment and zookeeper talks at the otter, snow monkey and polar bear habitats.

Blues guitarist and vocalist Laith Al-Saadi will perform, and food and adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Guests can take a spin on the Carousel for an additional $2 and enjoy a scenic ride through the Zoo on the Tauber Family Railroad for a one-way fare of $3.

July 11 is the first of two Summer Zoomance dates in 2013; a second event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22. Tickets for Summer Zoomance can be purchased online at http://www.detroitzoo.org/events/zoomance as well as at the admission gates.

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Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo May 17-18

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 20 local animal welfare organizations, will host the 21st annual spring Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, May 17, 2 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption to loving homes at one of the nation’s largest off-site companion animal adoption events.

Presented by Purina One and supported by PetSmart Charities, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo will be held outdoors under tents in the Zoo’s front parking lot beneath the landmark water tower. There is no charge for admission or parking for the adoption event; however, regular admission and parking fees apply for those visiting the Zoo.

Because puppies are often in high demand, “puppy passes” will be given on Saturday morning to the first 25 adoption event guests who are looking specifically to adopt a puppy. Those with puppy passes will be allowed to enter the adoption tents at 9:45 a.m.

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group. Adopters must present a valid driver’s license or state ID card. All animals will have received a medical checkup and age-appropriate vaccinations. A “get-acquainted” area will be available to provide guests an opportunity to spend time with an animal before adopting. For health and safety reasons, all current companion animals should be left at home.

Last year, the spring Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo event found homes for 431 animals. Since the event’s inception in 1993, more than 18,000 dogs, cats and rabbits have been placed into new homes at the spring and fall events.

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Detroit Zoo hosts Love Gone Wild February 14

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Birds do it. Bees do it. Find out how animals at the Detroit Zoo do it at the second annual Love Gone Wild on Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Open to both singles and sweethearts 21 and older, this memorable Valentine’s Day event offers a candid, intimate and entertaining look at how some of the Detroit Zoo’s animal residents do the “wild thing”.

Hosted by Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter, the evening includes stories of passionate – sometimes tawdry – encounters, May-December romances, unrequited love and mate swapping. The adult-themed exposé reveals details of the “love lives” of animals that are not always visible to Zoo visitors or fit to print on Zoo signs.

“From prolonged public bouts of coitus to brief clandestine assignations, sex happens at the zoo. We’re usually involved in planning or facilitating it, but we don’t often talk about it. At Love Gone Wild, we not only talk about it, we show pictures,” said Carter.

Held in the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center, Love Gone Wild features a strolling supper and delectable desserts prepared by the Zoo’s culinary team from Dining in the Wild. A Champagne welcome and two drink tickets are also included.

The cost is $75 per person for Detroit Zoological Society Members and $85 per person for non-members (includes parking). Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at www.detroitzoo.org/lovegonewild or by calling (248) 541-5717 (press 9).

Love Gone Wild Menu

Champagne Welcome

Butler-passed Hors d’oeuvres
Goat Cheese Royal with Beet Marmalade
Chicken Spring Rolls with Smoked Jalapeno Sour Cream
Crispy Pork and Smoked Shrimp Flatbread with Pickled Radish

Station One
Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Vine-ripe Tomatoes, Basil and Extra Virgin Oil
Baby Spinach Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberries
with Champagne Vinaigrette
Assorted Artisan Breads

Station Two
Braised Short Ribs with Grilled Fennel and Tri-color Potatoes
Lobster and Brie Stuffed Pork Loin with Preserved Lemon Basil Curd

Station Three
Pasta with Artichoke, Roasted Bell Peppers and Spinach in Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce
Grilled Bok Choy, Zucchini, Squash, Asparagus, Baby Carrots and Fresh Herbs
Roasted Sweet Potatoes Mixed with a Coconut, Mushroom and Ginger Broth

Dessert Station
Petite Sweet Station with Fruit Display
Hot Cocoa and Coffee with Cordials

Includes two drink tickets. Cash bar available thereafter. 
Non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary.

The Detroit Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic habitats, the Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off I-696, in Royal Oak, Mich. The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October. Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61, $12 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $9 for children 2 to 14 (children under 2 are free). The Belle Isle Nature Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free. For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.

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