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
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
Polk Penguin Conservation Center reopens at Detroit Zoo
The largest penguin facility in the world has reopened to the public. Closed since September 2019 for waterproofing repairs, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center also has received numerous enhancements and welcomed a new species. The PPCC is now home to more than 75 king, rockhopper, macaroni, gentoo and chinstrap penguins. “The chinstraps settled right in and became avid swimmers. Once […]grossepointenews.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.
These new polar bear cubs born at the Detroit Zoo are here to save us from ourselves
click to enlarge Courtesy of the Detroit Zoological Society. Stop, drop your phone, and soak in the unadulterated cuteness of the Detroit Zoo's latest fluff ball additions.Unnamed twin polar bear cubs were born to mama Suka and father Nuka in the Detroit Zoo's “specially-designed, private maternity den” in November. This marks the Zoo's first polar bears to be born and raised on-site since 2004. According to zoo staff, she's gained a significant amount of weight while in observation (10 lbs) and has graduated from incubator life to “playpen,” though it remains uncertain if she'll be able to rejoin her family once out of observation. The zoo says it'll share updates, videos, and photos of the cub's progress across its social media pages which is a far better use of our screen time than, you know, trying to figure out how to buy GameStop stock.metrotimes.com
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
‘Wild Lights’ At The Detroit Zoo Returns Next Week
Two Vehicles Have Been Added To The National Historic Vehicle Register For 2020The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announces the 27th and 28th vehicles to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. The Best 2021 Private High Schools In MichiganNiche is a website that rates schools across the country on a variety of criteria. In their recent list, they analyzed and came back with a list of the best private high schools in Michigan. Niche Releases A List Of The Best High Schools in MichiganNiche is a website that rates schools across the country on a variety of criteria. In their recent list, they analyzed and came back with a list of the best high schools in Michigan.detroit.cbslocal.com
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/
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
Detroit Zoo ramps up precautionary measures for its big cats after Bronx Zoo tiger diagnosed with coronavirus
click to enlarge Patti Truesdell/Detroit Zoological SocietyAnimal care workers at the Detroit Zoo are taking extra precautions after a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, last week.Communications officials at the Detroit Zoo, which is home to three Amur tigers , say that none of its animals, nor those at the Belle Isle Nature Center, are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. They are, however, implementing additional monitoring of essential staff who work closely with animals so as to prevent transmission.Animal care workers wear personal protective equipment when working with certain species," Detroit Zoological Society communications manager Alexandra Bahou told The Detroit Free Press According to Bahou, tigers and other big cats join primates and bats , the alleged potential source of the COVID-19 pandemic, as those species are prone to contracting human respiratory infections.Nadia, the Bronx Zoo's Malayan tiger who tested positive for COVID-19, is alleged to be the first documented wild animal to contract the virus from a person. Paul Calle, chief veterinarian for the Bronx Zoo, suspects the tiger contracted the virus from an asymptomatic zookeeper, telling The National Geographic that it's the only thing that makes sense. Six other tigers at the zoo are also exhibiting symptoms.Domestic animals have made the news, too, when it comes to COVID-19. Two dogs in Hong Kong contracted the virus, and a domestic cat in Belgium tested positive with SARS-CoV-2 , the betacoronavirus that causes COVID-19, after its infected owner returned home from a trip to Italy.Both wild and house cats can contract feline coronavirus, which can be transmitted to other cats. Scientists have not found evidence that infected cats pose a threat to people.Dirk Pfeiffer, an epidemiologist at the City University of Hong Kong, says cats should not be considered a major factor in the spread of the disease and that the focus in the control of COVID-19 therefore undoubtedly needs to remain firmly on reducing the risk of human-to-human transmission.The Detroit Zoo has been closed to the public since March 16.metrotimes.com
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.
Detroit Zoo's latest addition is a gray wolf named Renner and she's a good girl
click to enlarge Courtesy of Detroit Zoological SocietyJust three months after the death of the Detroit Zoo's beloved 11-year-old gray wolf, Wazi, a new companion has been introduced to keep the zoo's lone wolf in mourning company. This week, the Detroit Zoo welcomed Renner a 3-year-old female gray wolf who arrived from the Wildlife Science Center in Minnesota. She joins the zoo's smoke-colored resident, 9-year-old Kaskapahtew, or Kaska, who arrived from the Minnesota Zoo in 2015 with Wazi, his female mate. The two are getting along well, and we are optimistic theyll start a family in the coming year. In 2008, gray wolves were delisted following a species reintroduction program that began in 1995 at Yellowstone National Park, when wolves were brought in from Canada.metrotimes.com
Detroit Zoo partners with DTE Energy, takes step toward 100% renewable energy goal
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Many go to the Detroit Zoo to enjoy the outdoors and observe the animals, but what they might not see is the zoo's initiative behind the scenes to promote renewable energy. The Detroit Zoological Society is taking a major step toward a 100 percent renewable energy goal. The zoo is joining DTE Energy's My-Green Power Program and will start getting renewable energy from wind starting next year. The zoo already uses food waste and animal waste as power sources. The Detroit Zoo is hoping to continue to lead the way in finding renewable energy sources to help the environment.
Cool down arrives | Honoring the historic GAR Building
In honor of the GAR Building today, here's a shot of the castle-like favorite in Downtown Detroit. WB/EB I-94 from 11 Mile Rd to 8 Mile Rd right two lanes closed for maintenance -- just today. Detroit's old GAR building gets historic preservation awardThe GAR building at 1942 Grand River Avenue Detroit has received the prestigious Governor's Award for Historic Preservation. Zap Zone goes for 2 World RecordsZap Zone is going for two Guinness Book World world records this week. Today's Featured Photo: In honor of the GAR Building today, here's a shot of the castle-like favorite in Downtown Detroit.