Monday, May 20, 2013
Each year, more than 60 AAZK chapters throughout the U.S. host Bowling for Rhinos bowl-a-thons, raising more than $200,000 annually since 1990.
For the 24th year, the Detroit chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) invites bowlers to help save rhinoceroses “one pin at a time” at Bowling for Rhinos. The bowl-a-thon for the conservation of endangered rhinos will take place Saturday, June 1, 2013, 7 p.m., at Thunderbird Lanes in Troy, 400 W. Maple Road. Bowlers may register individually or form a team of four to five for the event, which features bowling, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and children’s games and crafts. The $10 registration fee includes shoe rental, two games, pizza and soft drinks. Bowlers are asked to collect a minimum of $15 for adults and $10 for children in sponsorships. Participants who raise $50 or more will receive a Bowling for Rhinos T-…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The piglets are "very cute," according to the curator of mammals.
Flowers aren’t the only things blooming at the Detroit Zoo. Daphne and Violet – female warthogs born April 7, 2013 – are now firmly planted in their African Grasslands habitat near the Africa Train Station. The birth is the result of a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan, a cooperative management program to ensure genetically healthy, diverse and self-sustaining populations of threatened and endangered species. There are currently just over a hundred warthogs in North American zoos. “We’re excited to have these baby warthogs and to help this small population in zoos grow,” said Robert Lessnau, Detroit Zoological Society Curator of Mammals. “The piglets are very cute and we’re happy to …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Former Detroit Lion Lomas Brown and Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell set to walk.
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Tuesday, May 14
More than 900,000 Michigan residents are currently living with chronic kidney disease and most don’t know it. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is asking you to help the fight against kidney disease. Join us on Sunday, June 2 to participate in the Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo. The Detroit Zoo is located in Royal Oak at 8450 West 10 Mile Road. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Walkers of all ages are invited to be part of the fun by walking individually or forming a team with family, friends, and co-workers. All walkers will receive free parking and admission to the Zoo, food and refreshments, and entertainment. There will also be kids activities such as face painting, a temoprary tatoo …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Enjoy a complimentary frozen treat on May 11 with any 4-D Theater or Simulator Ride ticket purchase
While Michigan is finally free and clear of Old Man Winter, things are staying frosty at the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Adventure Zone. On Saturday, May 11, 2013, visitors can chill out with a free frozen treat when they purchase a ticket to the 4-D Theater or Simulator Ride. Guests may turn in their ticket stub in the plaza outside of the Ford Education Center for a complimentary ice pop or ice cream (while supplies last). The Wild Adventure Zone’s 4-D Theater is featuring the all-new “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”. The sub-zero heroes from the blockbuster film explore a mysterious underground world after Sid the sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to raise them as his own. Also showing is “Great Escapes: Life in 4-D”, …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Cancellation ceremony and sale to be held at Detroit Zoo May 17
in observance of Endangered Species Day.
The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will help stamp out extinction with a Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp cancellation ceremony and sale at the Detroit Zoo. Representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Wildlife Without Borders (WWB) program, Detroit Tigers organization and DZS will participate in the ceremony outside the Zoo’s admission gates at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013, in observance of Endangered Species Day. There is no charge for admission or parking for the stamp event; however, regular admission and parking fees apply for guests entering the Zoo. The semipostal stamp, which features the image of an Amur tiger, will be available for sale at the Meet Your Best…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption to loving homes at one of the nation’s largest off-site companion animal adoption events.
The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 20 local animal welfare organizations, will host the 21st annual spring Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, May 17, 2 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption to loving homes at one of the nation’s largest off-site companion animal adoption events. Presented by Purina One and supported by PetSmart Charities, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo will be held outdoors under tents in the Zoo’s front parking lot beneath the landmark water tower. There is no charge for admission or parking for the adoption event; however, regular admission and parking fees apply for those …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The exhibition features 100 photographs dramatically displayed as illuminated large-format color transparencies.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition – a collection of images from the world’s largest and most prestigious wildlife photography competition – returns to the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center May 4, 2013, for the eighth consecutive year. The exhibition of winning photos from the 2012 competition runs through Sept. 8, 2013, and is free with Zoo admission. The exhibition features 100 photographs dramatically displayed as illuminated large-format color transparencies. The winning images were chosen from more than 48,000 entries by aspiring amateurs and established professional photographers from all corners of the earth. “This spectacular exhibition outdoes itself year after year, showcasing the most incredible photographic …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Event to take place June 29 at Detroit Zoo.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Diane Y. Miller joins the DZS.
The architect of an educational science program for youth known as YES (Youth Exploring Science) has said “yes” to leading the Detroit Zoological Society’s (DZS) education department as Chief Program Officer. Diane Y. Miller joins the DZS from the Saint Louis Science Center where she worked for 17 years, most recently as Chief Educational Outreach Officer. She started her career at the California Museum of Science and Industry where she was Director of Community Outreach. “Part of our mission is to develop outstanding and unique educational opportunities for the community, and we are excited to put Diane’s unique experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities to work to further that objective,” said CEO and Executive Director Ron Kagan. …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Proceeds will provide financial assistance to women facing breast cancer diagnosis.
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Thursday, April 18
A breast cancer diagnosis can pose numerous challenges for a person to overcome, including financial. The Shades of Pink Foundation, located in Birmingham, is announcing its 7th Annual Shades of Pink: A Walk at the Zoo taking place on Sat. April 27. The Walk at the Zoo is the organization’s major fundraiser, raising money to provide temporary financial assistance to women who are experiencing financial distress at the time of a breast cancer diagnosis. The walk will take place at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Registration and the Big Top Tent (which includes team and sponsor recognition, shopping and face painting) will open at 7:30 a.m. and includes pre-walk networking, access to vendors and breakfast snacks. The opening ceremony will …