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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Makes U.S. Debut at Detroit Zoo

Exhibition begins November 18 at Ford Education Center

November 10, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Britain’s foremost natural history museum has selected the Detroit Zoo as the site of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition’s U.S. debut for the 12th consecutive year. The show begins November 18, 2017, at the Ford Education Center and runs through May 13, 2018. It is free with Zoo admission. “Words don’t do justice […]

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Vote for Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights in Best Zoo Lights Competition

Annual holiday light display starts November 18

November 8, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Fans of the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights have the opportunity to show that their hometown zoo’s spectacular holiday light display is the best of the best. USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected the Detroit Zoo as a contender in its Best Zoo Lights contest. Twenty zoos throughout the country are in contention for […]

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Conservationists Flock to Detroit Zoo for Urban Bird Summit November 9

Groups work to protect migratory birds and their habitats

November 6, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The eighth biennial State of the Strait conference – titled “Urban Bird Summit: Status, Trends and Risks to Species that Call the Corridor Home” – will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Detroit Zoo. Up to 200 participants from Canada and the U.S. are expected to attend the conference to learn about threats […]

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Five Million Lights – That’s Pretty Wild!

Detroit Zoo’s annual holiday light display returns November 18

November 3, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions. More than five million twinkling LED lights will brighten the evening sky and illuminate buildings, trees and more than 230 animal sculptures on a trail through the front half of the Zoo. […]

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