Detroit, Cincinnati zoos collaborate to hatch chick
A king-sized bundle of joy has been welcomed into the world thanks to a collaboration between two Midwestern zoos. A king penguin chick hatched at the Detroit Zoo on Aug. 13 — but this chick’s story actually began nearly 300 miles away, at the Cincinnati Zoo, where its parents, 27-year-old Larry and 8-year-old Stacy, initiallygrossepointenews.com
King penguin chick hatches at Detroit Zoo after traveling 300 miles from Cincinnati
ROYAL OAK, MI – There’s a happy penguin family at the Detroit Zoo thanks to a little help from staff at the Cincinnati Zoo. Instead, to prepare the couple for parenthood, zookeepers provided the pair a “practice” egg to care for until the “real” egg from the Cincinnati Zoo arrived. Everything has worked out wonderfully.”Since the egg hatched in August, Detroit Zoo experts said the king chick is doing well and is being closely cared for by its foster parents. We are already picking out names we can give the chick once we know the sex.”Representatives of both zoos said they are pleased their collaboration led to the hatching of a healthy and well-cared-for king penguin chick. “This was a very time-sensitive situation that has resulted in the best-case scenario,” said Jennifer Gainer, the Cincinnati Zoo’s curator of birds.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo accredited by AZA
In recognition of its dedication to continuing excellence, the Detroit Zoo has been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, or AZA, the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and eight other countries. Founded in 1924, the AZA is a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of zoos andgrossepointenews.com
Orphaned polar bear ‘thriving’ at Detroit Zoo following departure of grizzly bear friend
ROYAL OAK, MI – Laerka the polar bear is doing just fine. Many visitors to the Detroit Zoo expressed concern about the young polar bear after her companion, Jebbie the grizzly bear, was moved to a wildlife facility last week. “There are two sides to the habitat, the pack ice and the tundra, and Laerke spends time in both, rotating with fellow polar bears Suka and Astra,” zoo staff wrote on Facebook. Visit her soon.”Laerka and Jebbie became fast friends after the latter arrived at the Detroit Zoo from Tok, Alaska in 2021. He was taken to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage before being brough to the Detroit Zoo.mlive.com
Orphaned grizzly bear, Jebbie, leaves Detroit Zoo for wildlife sanctuary
DETROIT – Jebbie, an orphaned grizzly bear who found a home at the Detroit Zoo, is on the move again. Staff at the Royal Oak facility announced Wednesday that Jebbie has moved to a wildlife sanctuary that has dozens of acres to freely roam and play in nature. Jebbie became an instant star when she arrived at the zoo from Tok, Alaska in 2021. Zoo visitors often saw him playing at the zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life with a hand-reared polar bear cub named Laerke, who was rejected by her mother after a medical emergency. RELATED: Orphaned polar, grizzly bears now playful companions at Michigan zoo“Zoo experts believe this move is what’s best for Jebbie’s welfare,” a statement reads.mlive.com
Meet your new best friend with four paws at this event
They’re cuddly, they’re sweet, and they might just become your best friends. Hundreds of cute animals in need of forever homes will be at a huge event this weekend, and you get the chance to meet them all. The Michigan Humane “Meet Your New Best Friend at the Law Firm Adoption Event” is Saturday September 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
How feather dusters, flight pens are helping save baby Great Lakes piping plovers
PELLSTON, MICH. -- Of the many tools used in the fight to bring Great Lakes piping plovers back from the threat of extinction, the common household feather duster might be the most unexpected — and adorable — of them all. It’s really cute.”A feather duster, back right, serves as a stand-in parent for Great Lakes piping plover chicks that are being raised in captivity for eventual release. Great Lakes piping plovers have been on the federal endangered species list since the late 1980s, when habitat loss caused their once-prolific numbers to reach an all-time low of only about a dozen breeding pairs. The Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort raised 11 chicks in 2022, with a few still flexing their wings in the bio station’s flight pen finishing school, awaiting their reunion with wild-raised plovers in early August. It’s really cool to see them return to the wild.”More on the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort is at greatlakespipingplover.org and facebook.com/GLPIPL.mlive.com
Michigan zoo debuts a new species for public viewing
ROYAL OAK, MI - A species of animal new to the Detroit Zoo has debuted to visitors. Allen’s swamp monkeys Azizi, a 9-year old male and Pepper, a 9-year old female, debuted over the holiday weekend at the Zoo in Royal Oak. The Detroit Zoo made the announcement on its Facebook page today saying, “we are happy to report that Azizi and Pepper are thriving in their new home at the Detroit Zoo where they have been exploring their habitat with curiosity.”Allen’s swamp monkeys inhabit swamps and riverine areas, originating from the lowland forests of the Congo basin. The species is classified under conservation status of “near threatened.”The Detroit Zoo says these monkeys are often hunted for food in the wild or in retaliation for raiding farmers’ crops. The estimated life space of Allen’s swamp monkeys is about 28 years.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo to offer yoga sessions near animal habitats this summer
How about yoga at the Detroit Zoo? The sprawling zoo in Royal Oak is hosting early-morning and evening yoga sessions. By focusing each yoga session on a particular habitat, you are directly connecting with the animal stories at the Detroit Zoo.”Participants will have the opportunity to practice yoga surrounded by nature and wildlife. Participants will also be given a complimentary Detroit Zoo admission ticket at the end of the session. Yoga sessions are coed and limited to guests ages 13 years and older.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo mourns the loss of its oldest tiger: ‘We are heartbroken’
ROYAL OAK, MI - Detroit Zoo staff members say they are heartbroken following the death of Kisa. The Amur tiger was the oldest tiger living in the Devereux Tiger Forest. Kisa was born at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak on August 12, 2003. Ameliya made her public debut at the Detroit Zoo this past January after arriving about a year earlier from the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Zoo staff says Kisa enjoyed taking long walks through the habitat, especially if there was snow on the ground.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo announces name of 1-month-old Japanese macaque
DETROIT – The Detroit Zoo’s 1-month-old Japanese macaque monkey has a name, officials announced. Japanese macaque infant Kota spends time with his parents, Lynda and Haru, in the macaque habitat at the Detroit Zoo. Lynda, 21, was also born at the Detroit Zoo while Haru, 9, came to the zoo in 2016. Japanese macaque infant Kota spends time with his parents, Lynda and Haru, in the macaque habitat at the Detroit Zoo. Kota was born at the zoo on May 8, 2022.Provided by Detroit Zoo | Jennifer HarteJapanese macaque infant Kota spends time with his parents, Lynda and Haru, in the macaque habitat at the Detroit Zoo.mlive.com
Exactly how I’d spend 24 hours in Metro Detroit
I love Detroit. As someone who no longer has the pleasure of living in the area, people are sometimes surprised to hear that -- how much I love the region, that is; but it’s one of those “IYKYK” things. Anyone who has spent substantial time in the Detroit area knows, this area is such a gem.
Michigan was home to the oldest living anteater in zoo captivity
ROYAL OAK, MI - Michigan was home to the oldest living giant anteater at a zoo accredited by the Associated of Zoos and Aquariums. 26-year old Chelsey had been living at the Detroit Zoo since 1997 and lived longer than most anteaters. According to National Geographic, a giant anteater’s lifespan in the wild is 14 years. Giant anteaters have no teeth, but they have very large and long noses and tongues. The tongue of a giant anteater can be up to two feet long.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo’s missing wallaby joey believed dead, likely snatched from above
ROYAL OAK, MI - The Detroit Zoo’s missing 5-month old wallaby joey is believed to be dead and Zoo officials have suspended their search after “exhausting every resource at our disposal.”The wallaby joey, which was likely snatched from above by an outside predator like an owl or hawk, was discovered missing on the morning of Mother’s Day on May 8. At this point, after so many days away from the mother, we do not believe this joey could still be alive.”Sprocket, the Zoo’s 4-year old red-necked wallaby, is the joey’s mother. The Zoo’s Chief Life Sciences Officer told the Detroit News that they’ve never had an animal disappear like this before. There are three other wallabies at the habitat including Sprocket, Eloise and Bucky, a joey born to Eloise in 2020. “All of us at the Detroit Zoo mourn the loss of this joey, but we take solace in knowing that the mother wallaby, 4-year-old Sprocket, appears to be healthy and doing well.mlive.com
4 peregrine falcon chicks hatch on Detroit Zoo water tower
DETROIT – Four peregrine falcon chicks have hatched in nest on the Detroit Zoo’s water tower, officials shared on Facebook Thursday afternoon. Out of four eggs laid, all four successfully hatched, the zoo said. “You haven’t missed much,” they said. “They’re doing what chicks do best: sleeping, snuggling and sleeping some more.”READ MORE:Japanese macaque baby born at Detroit ZooMichigan’s Holly Oaks ORV area adds 62 acres, opens for the seasonmlive.com
Japanese macaque baby born at Detroit Zoo
DETROIT – There’s a tiny new face at the Detroit Zoo – an infant Japanese macaque. The monkey was born in the early hours of Sunday, May 8, to parents Lynda and Haru, the zoo announced on Facebook. The baby is still spending quality time with its mother.mlive.com
Neighbors of Detroit Zoo on high alert as search for missing wallaby continues
Was it a hawk, an owl, or something else? There are so many questions about this missing baby, wallaby. As the search continues, those living near the Detroit Zoo are looking out, hoping to find the little baby before it’s too late.
Missing Detroit Zoo wallaby joey likely snatched from above
ROYAL OAK, MI - Detroit Zoo officials are offering their best guesses into how their 5-month old wallaby mysteriously disappeared over the weekend as they continue to search for it. The Zoo posted an update on its Facebook page in the comment section of its missing wallaby joey post saying there are native predators which live near the Zoo. They believe one of them probably flew in and snatched the joey out of the habitat. “We’ve never had an animal disappear like this,” Scott Carter, Chief Life Sciences Officer at the Zoo told the Detroit News. There are three other wallabies at the habitat including Sprocket, Eloise and Bucky, a joey born to Eloise in 2020.mlive.com
5-month-old wallaby joey goes missing from Michigan zoo, may not survive
ROYAL OAK, MI - Just two days after announcing its newest addition, the Detroit Zoo says it is heartbroken to discover its 5-month old wallaby joey is missing. The Zoo says at his or her age, the joey may not survive on its own. “It is unlikely that the young wallaby can survive an extended amount of time away from the mother. We are reviewing every potential scenario and remain hopeful this joey will be found unharmed.”The Detroit Zoo's 5-month old joey has gone missing. There are three other wallabies at the Detroit Zoo’s Australian Outback Adventure including Sprocket, Eloise and Bucky, a joey born to Eloise in 2020.mlive.com
Wallaby gives birth to her first joey at the Detroit Zoo
ROYAL OAK, MI - The Detroit Zoo is introducing the world to its newest member. 4-year old red-necked wallaby, Sprocket, has given birth to her first joey and we’re getting our first look. The joey is estimated to be between five and six months old and has just started to leave Sprocket’s pouch for seconds at a time. Wallaby joeys can spend up to eight months in their mothers’ pouches. The Detroit Zoo says it does not know yet if the joey is a boy or a girl.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo, Belle Isle Nature Center to launch Party for the Planet series
Things are looking green this spring at the Detroit Zoological Society. Across the globe, organizations and individuals recognize April as Earth Month and the DZS is taking part by kicking off its Party for the Planet series. From April to June, the DZS will host four celebrations to honor the earth, promote sustainable living andgrossepointenews.com
Letter: Pointes tapped for HP water bill
To the Editor: The DIA, Detroit Zoo, SMART (and more millage votes come November) and now the Pointes appear to be on the hook for Highland Park’s bad water and sewer debt. Who’s next? Is there any business or cultural institution in this area that can pay its own bills? City administrators are right to push back on the Great […]grossepointenews.com
Detroit Zoo’s miniature donkey dies after 27 years ‘delighting staff and guests’
DETROIT – A longtime fixture at the Detroit Zoo has died, officials announced. The 27-year-old miniature donkey Giovanni was known for “delighting staff and guests alike,” the zoo said on Facebook today, March 21. He could usually be found close to his companion and fellow donkey, Knick-Knack; he was caring a faithful to her, according to the announcement. Gio was also friendly toward people and greeted staff each morning with an affectionate bray, according to the announcement. “All of us at the Detroit Zoological Society are grieving Gio’s loss, and we know he will be missed by all who came to see him,” the announcement said.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo moves birds indoors due to avian influenza concerns
The Detroit Zoological Society is being proactive to protect birds at the Detroit Zoo from a highly contagious and deadly virus. Thursday, Feb. 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, in the state after the virus was identified in a non-commercial flock of […]grossepointenews.com
Detroit Zoo moving birds indoors due to avian flu threat in Michigan
DETROIT – Staff at the Detroit Zoo are taking precautions to protect its birds from a highly contagious and deadly virus confirmed in a Michigan bird flock. The disease was confirmed in a non-commercial flock of birds in Kalamazoo County. Avian influenza can be spread in various ways from flock to flock, including by wild birds and through contact with infected poultry, by equipment and on caretakers’ clothing. The Polk Penguin Conservation Center will remain open and accessible to the public, because it has separate air handling systems for birds and zoo visitors. DZS officials acknowledge guests will feel the birds’ absence when visiting the zoo but want to emphasize the importance of putting the animals’ health and wellbeing first.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo Moves Birds Inside Due To Avian Influenza Concerns In Michigan
The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) says it is being proactive and moving birds at the Detroit Zoo inside due to concerns about avian influenza, which is highly contagious and deadly, according to the zoo.detroit.cbslocal.com
Video tour of the largest penguin facility in the world, located in Michigan
ROYAL OAK, MI - One of the most popular exhibits at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is back open after more than two years. We are giving you a video tour (above) of the Polk Penguin Conservation Center. First opening in 2016, the largest penguin facility in the world had been closed since September 2019 for waterproofing repairs. The facility features a 25-foot deep, 326,000-gallon pool for the penguins to swim in. “The habitat has been designed to have naturally enriching features so you’ll see the penguins utilizing those,” added Jozwiak.mlive.com
The largest penguin facility in the world is in Michigan and is ready for visitors
The largest penguin facility in the world has reopened to the public for the first time since closing in September 2019 for waterproofing repairs. Located at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, the 33,000-square-foot Polk Penguin Conservation Center first opened in 2016 and is home to more than 75 king, rockhopper, macaroni, gentoo and chinstrap penguins. The facility features a 25-foot deep, 326,000-gallon pool for the penguins to swim in. “We know just how much Detroit Zoo members and guests have missed seeing this world-renowned habitat.”The exhibit is located on two acres near the main entrance of the Zoo. MORE FROM MLIVE:Why the Detroit Zoo is saying goodbye to beloved polar bear, moving to another zooAll of Pine Knob’s 2022 scheduled concerts for its 50th anniversary seasonPopular Detroit Tigers minor league reporter battling breast cancer: ‘I will win’mlive.com
Why the Detroit Zoo is saying goodbye to beloved polar bear, moving to another zoo
DETROIT - The Detroit Zoo is saying goodbye to one of its beloved polar bears. 17-year old Nuka, who has lived at the Zoo since 2011, is moving to another zoo. Just which zoo he will now be living at will be announced by that zoo after a period of quarantine and adjustment. He was recommended to move to another zoo to breed with a female there.”While living at the Detroit Zoo, Nuka had two cubs with Suka in 2020, Astra and Laerke. The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, closing only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.mlive.com
Meet the newest Detroit Tiger who can now be seen prowling around in the snow
ROYAL OAK, MI - We are getting our first look at the newest Detroit Tiger. Meet Ameliya, who can now be seen prowling in the snow at the Devereaux Tiger Forest at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. She came to the Detroit Zoo from the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing where she was born in September 2011. She has been living at the Detroit Zoo for about a year and has finally made her public debut. The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, closing only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo mourning death of 20-year-old female lion, Erin
ROYAL OAK, MI – Staff at the Detroit Zoo are mourning the death of a female lion, Erin. Estimated to be 20 years old, Erin lived much longer than wild lions typically do, according to zoo officials. Zoo officials decided to euthanize her on Wednesday after continued decline in her mobility and condition. Erin was the oldest lion in the zoo’s pride and will be greatly missed by staff, volunteers, members and guests, according to zoo officials. She is pictured above with Simba, another rescued lion who was once owned by the royal family of Qatarmlive.com
Sandhill crane rescued by Detroit Zoo has broken beak caused by tightly-wrapped rubber band
ROYAL OAK, MI – The Detroit Zoo has taken in a sandhill crane found with a rubber band wrapped so tightly around his lower beak that it cut off its blood supply and caused the beak to crack and break off. The incident serves as a reminder of the harmful effects of human-created pollution in the birds’ natural habitat, zoo officials said. The bird, found badly injured in Commerce Township in September, will join two previously rescued cranes in the zoo’s American Grasslands habitat. RELATED: ‘Like living dinosaurs:’ Where to see Michigan’s spectacular sandhill crane migration this monthUnable to eat on his own, it was determined the sandhill crane would die if returned to the wild. One of the previously rescued cranes at the zoo was found as a chick in 2002 with a wing problem.mlive.com
Red panda from Michigan remembered as mother to 9 cubs, great-great-grandmother
ROYAL OAK, MI - Michigan has lost a member of its red panda community. Ta-Shi was one of the oldest red pandas living at an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo. After a 2018 expansion, the Detroit Zoo’s red panda exhibit, known as the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest, became one of the largest of its kind in the country. Red pandas are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. On average, adult red pandas typically weigh between eight and 17 pounds.mlive.com
Magical Michigan outdoor nighttime Christmas walk has 5 million twinkling lights
ROYAL OAK, MI - It’s a holiday tradition featuring a whopping five million twinkling LED lights illuminating dozens of buildings and hundreds of trees and sculptures. This is “Wild Lights” at the Detroit Zoo. Now in its ninth year, this event returned this weekend and runs through January 9, 2022. Tickets, which can be purchased here, are $17 - $24 depending on the hour and day. All tickets must be purchased in advance online or at the Detroit Zoo during daytime hours.mlive.com
This baby polar bear playing in the snow at the Detroit Zoo will melt your heart
Watch these videos of a baby polar bear from the Detroit Zoo experiencing snow for the very first time. This little bear, who has a twin, was born at the Detroit Zoo in January to 8-year-old Suka and 16-year-old Nuka. Suka has give birth twice in the past few years, but unfortunately, those baby bears did not survive. This is the first time a polar bear has been born and raised in the Zoo in more than 15 years. The twin polar bears don’t have names yet, but they are doing just fine and adjusting to this new life.
Nightside Report Feb. 9, 2021: Detroit Zoo staff shocked after polar bear killed, New Oakland County human trafficking unit makes arrests in Madison Heights
‘I wish we understood what happened’: Detroit Zoo staff shocked after polar bear killedDETROIT – A female polar bear at the Detroit Zoo was killed during a mating attempt on Monday. Staff at the zoo said they’re in shock. A 20-year-old bear named Anana was killed by 16-year-old Nuka. “I wish we understood what happened yesterday with the polar bears,” Detroit Zoo Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter said. The latest initiatives were announced Monday by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan during a press conference.
‘I wish we understood what happened’: Detroit Zoo staff shocked after polar bear killed
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A female polar bear at the Detroit Zoo was killed during a mating attempt on Monday. READ: Polar bear killed at Detroit Zoo“I wish we understood what happened yesterday with the polar bears,” Detroit Zoo Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter said. Carter said they separated the bears for some time because polar bears like to be on their own. The male bear is now living alone. The Detroit Zoo released a statement late Monday:
Polar bear killed at Detroit Zoo
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoological Society is mourning the loss of a female polar bear. Here is the statement from the Detroit Zoo late Monday:A female polar bear at the Detroit Zoo was killed by the Zoo’s adult male bear on Monday, February 8, 2021. The Detroit Zoo has not experienced the killing of one animal by another animal in decades; the last occurrence was also with polar bears in 1988. The Detroit Zoo’s other adult female polar bear, Suka, is in a private maternity den with one of her cubs. Detroit Zoological SocietyRead back: Detroit Zoo debuts new polar bear, Anana, to help with breeding effortsAdFor the first time in nearly two decades, polar bear cubs were born and are being successfully raised at the Detroit Zoo.
Nightside Report Jan. 28, 2021: 2 polar bear cubs born, raised at Detroit Zoo for first time in years, Mott Hospital doctors weigh in on safety of returning to in-person learning
One of two polar bear cubs recently born at the Detroit Zoo. The zoo is welcoming its first two, successfully bred polar bear cubs since 2004. 2 polar bear cubs born, raised at Detroit Zoo for first time in yearsDETROIT – The Detroit Zoo is currently in pawsession of two adorable baby polar bears. For the first time in nearly two decades, polar bear cubs were born and are being successfully raised at the Detroit Zoo. Zoo officials said the cubs, who are currently unnamed, were born in a specially-designed, private maternity den away from the other bears in the enclosure.
2 polar bear cubs born, raised at Detroit Zoo for first time in years
The Detroit Zoo welcomes its first two, successfully bred polar bear cubs since 2004. For the first time in nearly two decades, polar bear cubs were born and are being successfully raised at the Detroit Zoo. One of two polar bear cubs recently born at the Detroit Zoo. One of two polar bear cubs recently born at the Detroit Zoo. (Detroit Zoological Society)You can learn more about visiting the Detroit Zoo amid the pandemic at their website here.
Detroit Zoo celebrates its first lion born in 40 years
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo announced Tuesday that its first lion born at the zoo in 40 years arrived on Sept. 10, 2020. She is the first lion born at the Detroit Zoo since 1980. Unfortunately, three other cubs were stillborn, zoo officials said. We expect that she will eventually live with her entire family as a member of the Detroit Zoo pride.”Binti the lion was born Sept. 10, 2020 at the Detroit Zoo. Related: Detroit Zoo welcomes 2-year-old giraffe named Zara to the herdMore: News from the Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo welcomes 2-year-old giraffe named Zara to the herd
DETROIT – The Detroit Zoo is welcoming a 2-year-old female giraffe named Zara to the herd. Zara’s arrival means the Detroit Zoo now has four giraffes. “We’re happy to welcome Zara to the herd,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences officer for the Detroit Zoological Society. We believe the giraffes at the Detroit Zoo are strong ambassadors for their cousins in the wild,” Carter said. READ: More Detroit Zoo coverage
Show some love to your furry friends at the Detroit Zoo
The Detroit Zoo needs your support! Ron Kagan, CEO and Executive Director of the Detroit Zoological Society, talked about the Detroit Zoo’s virtual fundraiser and how you can contribute. The pandemic has been very hard on the zoo because so much of the budget comes from fundraising events and families who visit during the summer. The zoo has stayed operational throughout the pandemic to care for their 2,400 animals that call the zoo home. Watch the video to learn more about how your donation can support the Detroit Zoo.
WATCH: Detroit Zoo’s ‘Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home’
Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey, highlighting animal care and rescue by the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), among other stories. Watch the special here:From the rescue and around-the-clock rearing of a newborn chimpanzee, to the storm-induced need to grab endangered Great Lakes piping plover eggs from the wild during a pandemic, to the extraordinary DZS penguin research and conservation work in Antarctica, there are stories that are sure to delight and intrigue during the DZS’s first-ever virtual fundraiser. To make a donation, please visit SunsetAtTheZoo.org.
Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home set to premier this week
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home will give viewers a behind-the-scenes journey, highlighting animal care and rescue by the Detroit Zoological Society. “We are excited to bring our community inside the Zoo in such a memorable way.”Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home will premiere at SunsetAtTheZoo.org at 7 p.m. Thursday. Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home aims to raise $500,000 through charitable giving and a silent auction. Bidding will close at 4 p.m. Sept. 20, zoo officials said. To watch Sunset for the Zoo: Bringing the Mission Home, supporters can text “Sunset” to 243-725 or visit SunsetAtTheZoo.org for more information.
Turkey Vulture.mp4Published: August 3, 2020, 12:05 pmA young turkey vulture was given a second chance after Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) staff rescued the bird found trapped in a stairwell on a golf course in Huntington Woods. For more information, visit https://www.clickondetroit.com/