Detroit Zoological Society
Royal Oak, MI
The Detroit Zoological Society is a non-profit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo.
Opened in 1928, the Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in the United States to use barless exhibits extensively. The Zoo consists of 125 acres of natural habitats for more than 3,400 animals of 290 species, 74 of which are officially listed as endangered or threatened and two of which are extinct in the wild.
Major exhibits include the Australian Outback Adventure, Artic Ring of Life and the National Amphibian Conservation Center.
The Australian Outback Adventure allows visitors to get an up-close-and-personal look at the Zoo’s mob of red kangaroos via a walking path through a simulated Outback habitat.
The award-winning Arctic Ring of Life is the world’s largest polar bear exhibit and features the Polar Passage, where visitors can walk through a 70-foot long clear tunnel as polar bears and seals swim above and around them.
The National Amphibian Conservation Center features hundreds of amphibians and highlights the critical role these fascinating creatures play in the world. The exhibit received the AZA’s National Exhibit Award in 2002. The Wall Street Journal called it Disneyland for toads.
The mission of the Detroit Zoological Society is “Celebrating and Saving Wildlife.”
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All donations will go towards animal care.
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