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Satisfy Your Appetite for Adventure at Detroit Zoo’s Newest Event

International food and beverage pairings represent animals’ homelands

July 13, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Detroit Zoo guests can go on a culinary “safari” and sample food and beverage pairings representing many of the animals’ homelands. The Zoo’s inaugural Appetite for Adventure – a 21-and-older event – takes place on Friday, August 11, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Guests may choose between two starting points for their globally inspired tasting journey. Those […]

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Detroit Zoo Celebrates Breeding Success for Critically Endangered Toad

More than 5,000 Puerto Rican crested tadpoles to be released into the wild

July 12, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS’s) ongoing breeding program for the critically endangered Puerto Rican crested toad has produced 5,635 tadpoles that are bound for Puerto Rico’s El Tallonal biological reserve on July 12 for release into the wild. These tadpoles will join the more than 47,000 previously produced in the National Amphibian Conservation Center at […]

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Wyoming Toad Population Grows By Leaps and Bounds at Detroit Zoo

Hundreds of tadpoles set for release into the wild

July 5, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS) conservation breeding program for the Wyoming toad continues to make strides for the federally endangered amphibian. Seven hundred tadpoles have been produced in the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center and are scheduled to be shipped to Wyoming on July 5 for eventual release into the wild. “It’s exciting to […]

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Giant Steps for Dwarf Sirens at the Detroit Zoo

Baby salamanders among rare few to hatch in captivity

June 28, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Dwarf sirens, a species of salamander rarely reproduced in captivity, overcame the odds in recent weeks when four eggs hatched at the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center. “These animals are very difficult to breed in captivity – it typically takes changing the ion content of the water to mimic dilution from rainfall,” said Dr. […]

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Detroit Zoo Heats Up For Wild Summer Nights

Concerts held on Wednesdays in July and August

June 21, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesdays during July and August with the annual Wild Summer Nights concert series, presented by Genisys Credit Union. Concerts take place in the Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 5 through Aug. 30, 2017, and are free with Zoo admission. Wild Summer Nights features a […]

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