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Friend of Frogs, Savior of Salamanders: Detroit Zoo’s Amphibian Expert Ruth Marcec-Greaves

November 12th 2020

Dr. Ruth Marcec-Greaves is the director of the center.  She’s dedicated her life to learning about the diverse mix of frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts that can be found around the globe.  Learning about them – and protecting them.

Explore: The Detroit Zoo

November 8th 2020

With beautiful autumn weather and social distancing requirements limiting attendance, it’s a great time to visit the Detroit Zoo

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 1)

April 26th 2018

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 1) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 26, 2018) Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI – Spring is a great time to visit the Detroit Zoo at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.  There are dozens of animals that call the zoo home, including giraffes, bears, lions, peacocks, frogs, […]

Detroit Zoo Takes in Animals from Defunct Bat Zone

February 28th 2018

Detroit Zoo Takes in Animals from Defunct Bat Zone (Detroit Zoo, Feb. 28, 2018) Royal Oak, Pontiac, MI – The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is providing sanctuary to 61 animals in need of rescue after the sudden closure of Bat Zone in Pontiac. Fifty-four bats of three species – straw-colored fruit bats, short-tailed fruit bats […]

International Polar Bear Day Events at the Detroit Zoo February 24 and 27

February 19th 2018

International Polar Bear Day Events at the Detroit Zoo February 24 and 27 Royal Oak, MI – The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting free activities at the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning Arctic Ring of Life to celebrate International Polar Bear Day and raise awareness of the conservation concerns facing this iconic species. Two events – […]

Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo Nov 18-Dec. 31

September 26th 2017

Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo Nov 18-Dec. 31 Royal Oak, MI -Wild Lights – a spectacular holiday light display at the Detroit Zoo where more than five million LED lights illuminate trees, buildings and more than 230 animal sculptures on a trail through the front half of the Zoo WHEN: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays […]

Rare Peregrine Falcon Nesting on Detroit Zoo Water Tower

March 9th 2017

Rare Peregrine Falcon Nesting on Detroit Zoo Water Tower (Detroit Zoo, March 9, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – Detroit Zoo staff and local birders are “tweeting” about a rare cliff-nesting bird species that has taken up residence on the water tower at Woodward Avenue and 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak. One of the most […]

Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo Nov.18- Dec. 31

November 19th 2016

Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo Nov.18- Dec. 31 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI – Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo runs November 18-20, 25-27; December 1-4, 8-11, 15-23, 26-31 5:30 to 9 p.m. $10 in advance – $13 at the gate Purchase Tickets 29 nights beginning November 18, 2016 The Detroit Zoo will light up […]

Chili Cookoff at Detroit Zoo to Benefit Family of Fallen Detroit Police Captain Ken Steil Nov 5

October 16th 2016

Chili Cookoff at Detroit Zoo to Benefit Family of Fallen Detroit Police Captain Ken Steil Nov 5  (EVENT page) Chili Cookoff at Detroit Zoo to Benefit Family of Fallen Detroit Police Captain Ken Steil Nov 5 Royal Oak, MI – The third annual 10 Alarm Chili Cookoff happens Nov. 5 at the Detroit Zoo to […]

Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo May 13-14

April 23rd 2016

Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo May 13-14 (EVENT page) ROYAL OAK, MI. – The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will host the spring 2016 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, May 13, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 14, […]