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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

July 14 – Virtual Animal Encounter from Binder Park Zoo

July 12th 2020

Sponsored by Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library July 14, 2020 from 7pm to 8pm

June 7 – Sunset at Zoo, Asian Forest Themed Fundraiser to Benefit Tiger Habitat

June 1st 2019

June 7 – Sunset at Zoo, Asian Forest Themed Fundraiser to Benefit Tiger Habitat Royal Oak, MI- The Detroit Zoological Society’s annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, will be held Friday, June 7, 2019, 7-11 p.m. The “Asian Forest”-themed 21-and-older gala is held rain or shine, and the Detroit Zoo […]

Illegal Snare Traps Turned into Animal Sculptures on Display at Detroit Zoo

May 2nd 2019

Illegal Snare Traps Turned into Animal Sculptures on Display at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo, May 2, 2019) Exhibition highlights unique conservation initiative working to eliminate poaching One-of-a-kind sculptures made from illegal snare traps that threaten wildlife in East Africa will be on display in the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery beginning May 8. This special […]

Detroit Zoo Welcomes Five Flamingo Chicks

September 4th 2018

Detroit Zoo Welcomes Five Flamingo Chicks Royal Oak, MI – The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is tickled pink to announce the hatching of five flamingo chicks in recent weeks. The hatchlings – four greater flamingos and one Chilean flamingo – are being reared by their parents and foster parents in the Detroit Zoo’s African bird […]

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 14-15

September 3rd 2018

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 14-15 Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI- Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies, kittens available for immediate adoption The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in collaboration with more than 20 local animal welfare organizations, will co-host the fall 2018 Meet Your Best Friend at the […]

Poison Dart Frogs Part of Rust Belt Charm

August 29th 2018

Poison Dart Frogs Part of Rust Belt Charm (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Big box stores have greeters that say hello as shoppers enter. But Rust Belt Market in Downtown Ferndale does things differently. Here guests are welcomed by a pack of poison dart frogs and their beautiful chirping song. The […]

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 3)

May 10th 2018

15 Pics from the Detroit Zoo (part 3) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2018) Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI-   Happy Thursday Oakland County Times readers.  Here is the third installment of pictures from the Detroit Zoo. Thank you to the zebra , the ostrich, the cuddly snakes, the peacock and all the other animals who […]

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, […]