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Playful otters. Graceful giraffes. Fluttering butterflies. For those who feel a sense of calm and joy at the very thought of these images, there’s good news. Viewing these and other animals at the Detroit Zoo has been shown to reduce stress. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), in partnership with researchers at Michigan State University (MSU), …

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has provided regular programming for children at local hospitals for a number of years. The monthly, hands-on activities provide a welcome distraction from shor…

John takes a visit to one of his favorite spots, The Detroit ZOO! located about 2 miles north of the Detroit city limits, The Detroit Zoological Society, a n...

Michigan is the last stronghold for the massasauga rattlesnake – even though the species was listed as Threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are still several healthy populations …

Detroit Zoo officials say it’s a dung deal -- they will be giving away five-gallon buckets of animal manure for composting to visitors at the upcoming GreenFest.

For more than 20 years, Jeff Powers has assisted the Detroit Zoological Society’s veterinary team in providing the best possible care for the hoofstock living at the Detroit Zoo. Jeff is a certifie…

Stay up-to-date on all the latest information to make the most of your day at the Detroit Zoo. You’ll find the schedule of daily Zookeeper Talks along with information regarding habitat, attraction or building closures; hours for all attractions, dining and shops; directions and construction updates.

24 nights beginning November 18, 2017 Tickets will be available online for Members only beginning October 2 and for the general public October 9. The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, …

The Detroit Zoo is continuing green initiatives with the installment of a new eco-friendly parking lot made of permeable pavement.

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Winky and Wanda, two Asian elephants, were lucky enough to live at one of the best zoos in the U.S. But people at the zoo decided it still wasn't good enough
"We had been working for years constantly increasing the size of the elephants' area," Ron L. Kagan, executive director and chief executive officer of The Detroit Zoo , a leading institution for animal welfare, told The Dodo. "Every time we made those improvements that we thought were important, we then thought,…

According the The Detroit Zoo Facebook Page where they release pictures of The Polk Penguin Conservation Center, it opens April 18! As the largest penguin facility in the world, it features a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where visitors can watch more than 80 penguins of four species ex

NEWPORT, Ky. — An international effort to save 10 species from extinction is being announced Friday at Newport Aquarium. The international effort called Saving Animals From Extinction includes 228 other zoos, aquariums and oceanariums across the USA and in seven other countries.

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