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On Your Mark … Get Set … Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

Proceeds benefit veterinary care for the animals

August 14, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes and head over to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, for the 21st annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the animals at the Zoo. […]

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Buzz on Over to ‘Bee Fest’ at the Belle Isle Nature Center

August 19 event celebrates National Honey Bee Day

August 11, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Belle Isle Nature Center will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday, August 19, for the second annual Bee Fest in celebration of National Honey Bee Day. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature beekeeper talks, music, crafts, demonstrations on planting and maintaining a bee-friendly garden and a […]

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Top This! Buddy’s Pizza to Open at Detroit Zoo

Detroit-area restaurant chain joins other Motor City originals

August 10, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo will be rolling in the dough next spring when Buddy’s Pizza brings its signature Detroit-style square pizza to Michigan’s largest paid family attraction. The new 4,434-square-foot eatery will seat 155 guests – 80 indoors and 75 on an outdoor patio and rooftop deck – and offer a picturesque view of Rackham Fountain. […]

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From Baby Bump to Camel Humps

Bactrian camel born at Detroit Zoo

August 9, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female Bactrian camel born July 31, 2017, to 9-year-old mother Suren and 9-year-old father Rusty. The duo are also the parents of 3-year-old male Humphrey, born at the Zoo in May 2014. The new calf, named Rusi, can be seen in the camel habitat across from […]

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Wolves Remain Federally Protected in Great Lakes Region 

Top appeals court rejects effort to remove federal protections for wolves

August 1, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

A D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on August 1 maintains federal protections for wolves in the Great Lakes, a victory for wildlife organizations including the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), which has spent years working to protect wolves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves […]

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