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
Why some animals at Michigan’s largest zoo are now being vaccinated for COVID-19
ROYAL OAK, MI - Some animals at the Detroit Zoo have begun to receive a special COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccinations come after several lions, tigers, leopards and gorillas have contracted COVID-19 at other zoos across the U.S.“The animals routinely get other vaccinations. Currently there are no animals at the Detroit Zoo which have been infected with COVID-19. Zoo officials say many safety measures have been taken to protect the animals, including full PPE for staff as well as public barriers to ensure social distancing. “Much like we vaccinate dogs for things like parvovirus, distemper or rabies, this is needed to protect animals at the Zoo,” said Dr. Ann Duncan, director of animal health for the DZS.mlive.com
Piping plover eggs rescued at Sleeping Bear Dunes will be hatched at Detroit Zoo
EMPIRE, MICH. -- Precious, tiny cargo will soon be transported across Michigan from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to the Detroit Zoo. Sleeping Bear Dunes is home to a significant population of the endangered shorebird, and as such, is the site of active plover monitoring and research programs to help protect the species. This captive-rearing team effort has proven successful many times in its 20 year history, said Sleeping Bear Dunes wildlife biologist Vince Cavalieri. Predation and environmental factors like storm washouts or high water are the main causes of piping plover nest abandonment and loss. An incubation device keeps the tiny plover eggs (top right and left corner) at the perfect temperature.mlive.com
Detroit Zoo visitors can now see this cute baby wallaby, just out of mother’s pouch
ROYAL OAK, MI - The next time you’re at the Detroit Zoo, hop on over to the Australian Outback Adventure where you’ll now see this cute little baby wallaby. The red-necked wallaby joey, who isn’t named yet, is the first to be born at the Detroit Zoo since 2010. Related: Adorable polar bear cub experience snow for the first time at the Detroit ZooThis baby wallaby, or joey, is now visible at the Detroit Zoo following its birth this past October. (Photo by the Detroit Zoological Society via Rachelle Spence)“This is Eloise’s first joey. She’s very protective,” said Elizabeth Arbaugh, curator of mammals for the Detroit Zoological Society.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.
Watch adorable polar bear cub experience snow for the first time at the Detroit Zoo
ROYAL OAK, MI - One of the Detroit Zoo’s polar bear cubs just frolicked in the snow for the first time and the video is adorable. The cubs, who have not been named yet, are the first polar bears to be born and successfully raised at the Detroit Zoo since 2004. Both she and her twin are in private areas that are not viewable by Detroit Zoo guests. Recently the Detroit Zoo announced the loss of 20-year old Anana. The female polar bear died last month while Nuka was attempting to breed her.mlive.com
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:
Female polar bear killed by male bear at Detroit Zoo while attempting to breed
DETROIT - Staff at the Detroit Zoo are mourning the loss of a female polar bear. This is the first killing of a Detroit Zoo animal by another animal since another polar bear died in 1988. Two twin cubs were recently born at the Detroit Zoo, fathered by Nuka. Nuka has lived at the Detroit Zoo since 2011 and has lived with, and bred with, several other female bears without issue. The Detroit Zoo’s other adult female polar bear, Suka, is in a private maternity den with one of her cubs.mlive.com
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.
See 2 new polar bear cubs born at Detroit Zoo
ROYAL OAK, MICH. -- The public is getting its first peeks at a pair of twin polar bear cubs born late last year at the Detroit Zoo. The yet-to-be-named cubs were born at the zoo on November 17, 2020, to 8-year-old mother Suka and 16-year-old father Nuka. The twins are the first polar bears to be born and successfully raised at the Detroit Zoo since 2004. Read on for the first public photos of the Detroit Zoo’s new cubs:RELATED: First look at adorable baby red panda born at the Detroit ZooThe cubs were born to 8-year-old mother Suka, and 16-year-old father, Nuka. | Photo courtesy Detroit Zoomlive.com
2 Polar Bear Cubs Born, Raised At Detroit Zoo Since 2004
(CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Zoo can bear-ly contain its excitement after welcoming two polar bear cubs who are the first to be born and successfully raised at the zoo since 2004, officials say. The two were born on November 17, 2020, to 8-year-old mother Suka, and 16-year-old father, Nuka and have not been named yet. The cubs were born in a specially-designed, private maternity den away from the other bears. Enjoy a few precious moments with Suka and her cub from the specially-designed, private maternity den at the Detroit Zoo. Learn more about her birth and babies: https://t.co/mBO4ShBrTH #DetroitZoo #ZooBabies #VitaminZ #polarbears pic.twitter.com/miYtnAUCdS — Detroit Zoo (@detroitzoo) January 29, 2021detroit.cbslocal.com
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.
Meet the newest Detroit lion, a female cub, the first born at the Detroit Zoo in decades
ROYAL OAK, MI - We are getting our first look at the newest Detroit lion. She is the first lion cub born at the Detroit Zoo since 1980. Asha and her sister, Amirah, arrived at the Detroit Zoo from the Buffalo Zoo in May 2019 as part of a cooperative breeding program. She is currently undergoing a gradual process of being placed into the lion habitat at the Zoo. It will be hit or miss if visitors to the Detroit Zoo will see Binti at the habitat this winter.mlive.com
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
First look at adorable baby red panda born at the Detroit Zoo
ROYAL OAK, MI - We are getting our first look at a baby red panda recently born at the Detroit Zoo. Scarlet is the 25th red panda born at the Detroit Zoo since 1999. She is now living with her mother, Ash, in the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest. This involves a lot of dramatic tree climbing maneuvers,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences officer for the Detroit Zoological Society. The Detroit Zoo opened its 14,000 square foot Red Panda exhibit in late 2018.mlive.com
‘Wild Lights’ At The Detroit Zoo Returns Next Week
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Detroit Zoo adds young giraffe, Zara, to herd for future breeding
DETROIT – Newborn giraffes could be in the Detroit Zoo’s future with the arrival of a young female. The Detroit Zoo could welcome Zara’s first calf as early as summer 2022. She arrived at the Detroit Zoo after she was recommended for breeding by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Species Survival Program. We believe the giraffes at the Detroit Zoo are strong ambassadors for their cousins in the wild,” Carter said. Christina Ross | Detroit ZooWatch the Detroit Zoo’s live giraffe cam here.mlive.com
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/
WATCH LIVE: Otters swim, play at Detroit Zoo
Watch otters swim, run and play live. Watch live above. *The camera will be down from 7-9 a.m. each day during the otters’ feeding time. The Detroit Zoo is open every day with limited capacity. Reservations are required, please visit their website to plan your visit: detroitzoo.orgThree North American river otters call the 2,500-square-foot Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat home.
Detroit Zoo reopens: Here’s how reservations, distancing, masks, food options will work
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo has finally reopened, but there are new rules regarding reservations, social distancing, wearing a mask and eating due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). For many Metro Detroiters, summer can’t officially start until they’ve taken a visit to the Detroit Zoo. We’re, like, ‘No, it’s not gone.’ We just need to take some different precautions,” zoo member Steve Schiesel said. I miss going to the zoo,’” zoo member Tricia Carrier said. Ron Kagan, executive director and CEO of the Detroit Zoo, said the masks aren’t just to protect visitors.
Detroit Zoo reopens: Here’s how reservations, distancing, masks, food options will work
Detroit Zoo reopens: Here’s how reservations, distancing, masks, food options will workPublished: June 8, 2020, 6:23 pmThe Detroit Zoo has finally reopened, but there are new rules regarding reservations, social distancing, wearing a mask and eating due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Detroit Zoo soft reopening Monday before opening to public fully
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo is set to reopen Monday, June 8 after being closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. ORIGINAL STORY: Detroit Zoo to reopen June 8 for members, with new procedures in placeIt will be open to members for four days before allowing the general public inside. Thousands of people would visit the Detroit Zoo every day, but now it will be limited to 1,000 with no more than 500 people on the zoo grounds at one time. Detroit Zoo CEO Ron Kagan said they’re taking COVID-19 seriously and want to be careful about reopening. RELATED: Tiger tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) -- what does this mean for our pets?
Detroit Zoo to reopen June 8 for members, with new procedures in place
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo is set to reopen Monday, June 8 after being closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the zoo will have an exclusive opportunity to visit during a special four-day reopening period. Also, prior to entering you will be required to show your ID, membership card and digital or printed timed ticket at the zoo’s admission booth. The zoo says it has implemented enhanced cleaning procedures, including in restrooms where attendants will be monitoring capacity limits. To find out more about the zoo’s reopening procedures click here.
Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center are Sensory Certified
Zoo experiences for kids with special needs are in better reach since the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak and Belle Isle Nature Center in Detroit became sensory certified. The Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center now have opportunities for everyone to join in the fun after becoming certified sensory inclusive. The Detroit Zoological Society and Alabama-based nonprofit KultureCity teamed up to upgrade the venues programming. The zoo also provides guests with sensory bags filled with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools and more. - Advertisement -The Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is typically open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April-September (10 a.m.-4 p.m. the rest of the year), and the Belle Isle Nature Center in Detroit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.metroparent.com
WATCH: Behind-the-scenes look at the Detroit Zoo’s otter exhibit
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo may be closed, but you don’t have to miss seeing the animals completely. Local 4 has a camera in the otter exhibit so you can keep an eye on them from home. Watch a video of the camera being installed below and see some of the otters in the video above. Also, the camera is livestreaming 22 hours a day, so you can spend some time seeing what Kalee, Sparky, Whisker and Lucius are up to.
Detroit Zoo debuts new polar bear, Anana, to help with breeding efforts
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo is debuting a new polar bear, Anana, to help the threatened species with its breeding efforts. Anana made her debut Thursday, on International Polar Bear Day. March marks the start of polar bear breeding season, which is already apparent for 15-year-old male Nuka and 7-year-old female Suka, who have been at the Detroit Zoo since 2011 and 2018, respectively. Anana is 19 years old and was previously at the Cincinnati Zoo to breed with another male polar bear. When that polar bear didn’t appear to be fertile, Anana was brought to the Detroit Zoo to breed with Nuka.
New polar bear to debut at Detroit Zoo today
DETROIT – In honor of International Polar Bear Day, the Detroit Zoo is debuting their newest polar bear family member. The polar bear, 19-year-old Anana, came to the zoo from the Cincinnati Zoo in late January. Visitors can join the DZS in celebrating Nuka, Suka and newcomer Anana at the Detroit Zoo during International Polar Bear Day on Thursday, February 27. Animal care staff will share information about the personalities and behaviors of polar bears Nuka, Suka and Anana immediately following each feeding. Children will also have the opportunity to compare themselves to a life-size polar bear cut-out in the Nunavut Gallery.
Bald eagles survives train collision, finds healing at Detroit Zoo
DETROIT – A bald eagle who was injured after a train collision last fall is now thriving at the Detroit Zoo. In Oct. 2019, the bald eagle was discovered injured in a Wendy’s parking lot in Monroe, Michigan, after a citizen reported witnessing a train and bald eagle collide a week prior, according to the zoo. The bird, named Captain Marvel, joins two other rescued bald eagles at the zoo; Flash and Mr. America. “We’re happy that we’re able to offer her a home here at the Detroit Zoo,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences officer for the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). “Female bald eagles tend to display more assertive behaviors, so she could end up being in charge in the eagles’ habitat,” said Carter.
Stories you missed this week | What to do this weekend
A look at stories you may have missed this week -- and a look at what's happening around town. The weekend edition of this newsletter will be a bit different from the normal Monday through Friday version. On Saturdays, I'll take a look some of my top picks from the last week, and highlight some of the events going on around Metro Detroit. Stories you missed this weekEvents around town this weekendThe Great Pumpkin Festival is happening in Northville this weekend! The first Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo is on Saturday.
Detroit Zoo welcomes new female gray wolf Renner
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness at the Detroit Zoo has a new family member: Renner, a 3-year-old female gray wolf from the Wildlife Science Center in Stacy, Minnesota. Renner will serve as a companion for 9-year-old male gray wolf Kaskaphatew, also known as Kaska, who has lived at the Detroit Zoo since 2015. Family is a critical part of the fabric of wolf society and is important to their well-being." Gray wolf breeding season occurs late in the winter season, female wolves typically give birth to four to six pups after a two-month gestation, according to the Detroit Zoo. The Detroit Zoological Society will launch National Wolf Awareness Week with a celebration at the Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness on Oct. 20.