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  Detroit Zoo
The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911 but it was not until 1924 that the zoo became a reality.
Trumpeter swans and Partula snails were raised at the zoo for reintroduction to the wild, while the zoo has taken in abused circus animals (Barle the polar bear in 2002) and drug-house guard lions.
The zoo made news in 2004 when it became the first U.S. oo to give up its elephants on ethical grounds, claiming the Michigan winters were too hard for the animals and confining them to the elephant house during cold months was psychologically stressful.
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 THE DETROIT ZOO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Consists of 3 facilities: the Detroit Zoo with 125 acres of naturalistic habitat in Royal Oak, and the Belle Isle Zoo and Belle Isle Aquarium, in Detroit.
The Detroit Zoo is one of Michigan s most important resources for education about wildlife and action related to animal conservation and protection.
Detroit Zoo is the first zoo to voluntarily close its elephant exhibit for purely ethical reasons and the eighth U.S. oo to stop exhibiting elephants in recent years.
www.aschendorf-consulting.de /thedetroitzoo-9653   (242 words)

 How the Detroit Zoo's first day was almost its last
The Detroit Zoo has become the most popular place in the metro area for parents to spend a day with their children.
Zoo Director John Millen announced at the end of 1927 that the zoo would open in the summer of 1928.
But in 1932-33, the zoo's one-mill tax was temporarily suspended and the zoo was forced to start charging for services, such as 25 cents to park and a nickel to ride Paulina.
info.detnews.com /history/story/index.cfm?id=204&category=locations   (2955 words)

 Visit the Detroit Zoo! - Associated Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Detroit Zoo has had its share of troubles in recent years, from the loss of elephants Wanda and Winky to nearly being shut down due to a lack of funds.
The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in the U.S. to build a facility exclusively for penguins.
The Detroit Zoo features a long line of Siberian tigers that were born at the zoo, who have rocks and grassy areas, a stream and pool and a waterfall to enjoy.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/46485/visit_the_detroit_zoo.html   (561 words)

 Detroit Zoo breeds rare Panamanian frogs - Boston.com
The Detroit Zoo reports success in breeding the scarce Panamanian golden frog, threatened with extinction in the wild.
The Detroit Zoo for five years has been part of an international plan to save the rare mountain frogs.
The zoo's amphibian exhibit is closed for renovations and is expected to reopen before Memorial Day.
www.boston.com /news/science/articles/2006/05/03/detroit_zoo_breeds_rare_panamanian_frogs   (224 words)

 New deal saves Detroit Zoo
Detroit has $400 million less in its general fund this year than it did four years ago, Kilpatrick said, and cannot afford the $5 million a year to supplement the zoo's expenses.
A zoo landscape maintenance worker, Michael Campbell, was one of many to address the council during a public hearing and meeting that lasted from 10 a.m.
Zoo tickets raise only $7 million of the zoo's $20 million operating budget; the rest must be raised by memberships and donations.
www.detnews.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060302/METRO/603020341&id=523   (1230 words)

 toledoblade.com -- It's Detroit politics that's the real zoo
The zoo, founded in 1928, actually has been a major success story in recent years, drawing more than a million visitors a year, the vast majority of whom are not from Detroit proper.
At week's end, angry citizens were picketing and demanding that their zoo be saved, and city and state officials were frantically scrambling to put a deal back together to save the zoo.
After that, Detroit Zoological Society officials said they might seek to solve the zoo's long-term funding problems by asking for a small regional tax that would be levied on three to seven surrounding counties that are the heaviest users of the zoo.
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 Detroit Zoo - Detroit, Michigan Attractions - HiddenVacations.com
The pride of the Zoo is the Arctic Ring of Life, the World's Largest Polar Bear Exhibit.
Other attractions of the Detroit Zoo include the world's largest penguinarium, a walk-through aviary with tropical birds and plants, a wildlife interpretive gallery with a butterfly house.
The Detroit Zoo is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Ten Mile Road (I-696) in Royal Oak.
www.hiddenvacations.com /li/Michigan-Detroit-Attractions-Detroit_Zoo_.html   (201 words)

 PAWS: News and Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In May 2004, Michigan's Detroit Zoo announced its precedent-setting decision to permanently close its elephant exhibit and retire two female Asian elephants, Winky and Wanda, to a sanctuary.
The Detroit Zoo is the first zoo to voluntarily close its elephant exhibit for ethical reasons and the eighth U.S. oo to stop exhibiting elephants in recent years.
It is one of the few zoos that takes in rescued animals and publicly denounces the mistreatment of animals in circuses.
www.pawsweb.org /site/news/newsdocs/ht_detroitzoo.htm   (268 words)

 Detroit Zoo to Free Elephants on Ethical Grounds | Great News Network
Detroit, Michigan - The Detroit Zoo will become the first major zoo to stop exhibiting elephants on ethical grounds because they can develop arthritis and stress-related ailments in captivity, officials said on Thursday.
The Detroit Zoo has one of the largest facilities in the country, but its Asian elephants Winky and Wanda still have recurring foot problems due to the cold weather, Director Ron Kagen told Reuters.
Detroit Zoo to Free Elephants on Ethical Grounds The Detroit Zoo will become the first major zoo to stop exhibiting elephants on ethical grounds because they can develop arthritis and stress-related ailments in captivity, officials said on Thursday.
www.greatnewsnetwork.org /index.php/news/article/detroit_zoo_to_free_elephants_on_ethical_grounds   (258 words)

 Detroit Zoo - Royal Oak, MI 48067 - Reviews: Zoos & Aquariums
I have been to my share of zoos and the Detroit Zoo is among the best I have been to.
To start with, Detroit Zoo does not participate in the AZA zoo program in which buying a zoo membership at one zoo entitles you to get in free to most other zoos in the country.
The zoo is long and narrow, with LOTS of walking in between houses.
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 Breakfast with Santa at The Detroit Zoo
It is also a great time to visit the Zoo, which is decorated for the season, and to catch a glimpse of the winter weather.
One of the main attractions at the Zoo is the Arctic Ring of Life, where visitors can witness polar bears at their best in the underwater Polar Passage.
The Detroit Zoological Institute is comprised of the Detroit Zoo and the Belle Isle Nature Zoo.
www.guide2detroit.com /announcements/detroitzoo.shtml   (491 words)

 AmericaJR.com [ Detroit Zoo Gets OK to remain Open ]
After weeks of debate, the Detroit Zoo is going to remain open.
The Detroit City Council approved a deal that puts the Zoo into the hands of the Zoological Society.
Detroit's water and sewage rates are amoung the lowest in the U.S. According to a recent survey, Detroit is the sixth lowest in the nation.
americajr.com /news/detroitzoo.html   (607 words)

 Detroit Zoo to Free Elephants [Archive] - VeggieBoards
The Detroit Zoo will become the nation’s first major animal facility to give away its elephants solely on ethical grounds.
Winky and Wanda, the latest in an 81-year-old tradition of pachyderms at the zoo, will be sent to one of two U.S. refuges this summer or early fall.
We are less than three months away from a vote here in GR on the future of the local zoo.
www.veggieboards.com /boards/archive/index.php/t-23005Omnis_Strike_BackW/t-18608.html   (295 words)

 Urban Exploration Resource: Forum - View Thread
Zoos, I imagine, would make excellent UE playgrounds, particuarly ones as large as the Detroit Zoo.
Anyway if this zoo kicks it and is actually left empty PM the hell out of me. I'll make together some kinda roadtrip with MN explorers and head on over.
My cousin works for the Detroit Zoo and as of a couple days ago when I talked to her the zoo is to remain open but will mostly likely lose independent control of operations to the cultural society while the city stakes claim to the control of the money (what little there is).
www.uer.ca /forum_gotomsg.asp?fid=1&msgid=378106   (650 words)

 It's no longer a (traditional) zoo out there | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Zoos nowadays are as apt to evoke sympathy for the caged creatures as curiosity.
More animals are trained with positive reinforcement rather than punishment, and many zoos keep intelligent animals engaged by using techniques such as scattering their food so they need to work to find it.
Zoos are "part of the shadows of the 19th century," says Dr. Regan.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0615/p01s03-ussc.html   (1149 words)

 Detroit Zoo's aging elephants arrive in California - 04/09/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Detroit Zoo's aging elephants left Tuesday for the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary.
The zoo had a long battle with the American Zoo and Aquarium Association over the placement of the elephants.
The group wanted the pair sent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, while the Detroit Zoo favored an animal sanctuary with greater range of movement.
www.detnews.com /2005/metro/0504/09/metro-144671.htm   (138 words)

 DLA visits the Detroit Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On May 4, the Detroit Lions Academy students, faculty and staff visited The Detroit Zoo, on behalf of Detroit Lions Charities.
The Lions Academy students have been studying the Detroit Zoo in the classroom and earned the chance to see animals and other exhibits up close and personal -- including specially arranged zookeeper talks and docent tours.
The Detroit Lions Academy, now in its fourth school year, is an alternative middle school and is part of the Detroit Public School system.
www.detroitlions.com /document_display_printable.cfm?document_id=416706   (203 words)

 Detroit Zoo
The tower, seen here from the top of the zoo's parking deck, is visible from I-696 and Woodward Avenue.
The Detroit Zoo is actually located outside the city, a couple of miles north of 8 Mile Road.
At the foot of the avenue, along the Detroit River, the Renaissance Center now serves as headquarters for a beleaguered General Motors.
www.mitchellbartoy.com /detroit_zoo.htm   (208 words)

 Metroblogging Detroit: Detroit Zoo's baby bear is a delight
Even better, this fun and light-hearted story is one that's going on right in our backyards - at the Detroit Zoo.
I first heard about Talini, the zoo's 10-month old polar bear, from a friend of mine that recently spent an afternoon at the zoo.
Written from the perspective of people who live, work, and play here every day, Detroit is one of over forty five (and growing) blogs in the globe-spanning Metroblogging network.
detroit.metblogs.com /archives/2005/08/detroit_zoos_ba.phtml   (415 words)

 USATODAY.com - Detroit Zoo to send elephants to refuge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Detroit Zoo will become the nation's first major animal facility to give away its elephants solely on ethical grounds, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
The Detroit Zoo is widely recognized for its superior animal care.
But the Detroit Zoo "is the first to make a purely voluntary decision of this nature," said Wayne Pacelle, chief executive officer of the Humane Society of the United States.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-05-20-detroit-zoo-elephants_x.htm   (642 words)

 Detroit Zoo seeking $12 million in help from state - News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The zoo also is discussing a proposal for a regional zoo tax that would go before the voters next year.
The zoo is asking for the state's help because Detroit in the past funded a quarter of the zoo's $20 million budget, roughly $5 million a year.
Zoo Director Ron Kagan estimated in May that the zoo would need $6 million to $10 million in transitional funding until a long-term revenue source can be established.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/16882603   (465 words)

 Lansing State Journal:Four penguin chicks born at Detroit Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The other three are not yet on exhibit, the zoo said Wednesday.
The parents of penguin chicks at the zoo have been unsuccessful in incubating the eggs, leaving zoo officials to hand-rear chicks.
The zoo said there are about 9 million pairs of macaronis and 2 million pairs of rockhoppers in the wild.
www.lsj.com /news/local/040805_chicks_1b.html   (165 words)

 Detroit Zoo / Windsor Sights & Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Detroit Zoo is home to more than 1000 animals from almost 300 different species and is one of the first zoos to feature bar-less animal exhibits.
One of the zoo's major priorities is to house its population in a more naturalistic habitat.
The zoo is wonderfully landscaped and during the warmer months it can be enjoyed aboard a miniature railroad.
www.10best.com /DEO/Sights_&_Activities/Zoos,_Aquariums_&_Reserves/?businessID=3449   (134 words)

 YouTube - Detroit Zoo Ad from the 80s
At least someone remembers, of course the Toledo Zoo used to be a lot different the way I remember it back in the 80's when they just got sold off from the city to a zoological society.
Somehow I thought this ad also got used for a few other zoos if it was just a customizable thing to insert the name at the end that easily.
A popular ad made for the Detroit Zoo that aired in the early-to-mid-80s in the Detroit area.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=oQr548olzOo   (311 words)

 Detroit Zoo penguins undergo eye surgery - Boston.com
We'll never know just how well, but three nearly blind penguins at the Detroit Zoo can see again thanks to a morning of cataract surgery at a local veterinary center.
The penguins were moved a few miles from the zoo to the Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Southfield, where each underwent an operation on one eye that took about an hour Wednesday morning, Carter said.
Zoo officials scheduled the operations after noticing the penguins bumping into walls, crashing into other penguins and having difficulty finding food, The Detroit News reported.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/01/11/zoo_penguins_undergo_cataract_surgery?mode=PF   (251 words)

 First Ever Wolverine Kits at the Detroit Zoo
The kits are the only surviving litter born at a North American zoo this year, and the first ever surviving litter born at the Detroit Zoo.
The births are significant because the captive and wild wolverine populations are dwindling.
Prior to Aggie's denning, Zoo keepers installed a camera with infrared light in the den to monitor her and the kits' birth and development.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/05-19-2005/0003639257&EDATE=   (1099 words)

At an evening meeting at Detroit Youthville on Woodward and West Grand Boulevard, City Council members were on the defensive, explaining that the intent of their votes was not to shut down the zoo.
"It's everybody's zoo, Detroit, the suburbs, Windsor," said Redford Township resident Heather Pebbles, who visits the zoo at least twice a year with her three young sons.
Detroiter Joyce Heard said she is upset with suburban residents who trash the council but aren't helping to keep the zoo open.
www.thepetitionsite.com /takeaction/458125068   (973 words)

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