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Detroit Animals

Animal Welfare in Detroit: A View From the Trenches

Laura Reese | Posted 04.15.2014 | Detroit
Laura Reese

A minor media battle has been raging regarding the "dog count" in Detroit -- that is, determining exactly how many stray and feral dogs are roaming the city's streets.

Meet The Zoo's New Royalty

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

The lion who has moved into the Detroit Zoo has a royal background -- and an unforgettable name. 4-year-old Simba, who shares his name with the le...

'Hamil Girl,' Baby Pudu Fawn, Takes Her First Wobbling Steps At The Detroit Zoo

Posted 10.11.2012 | Detroit

It's time to fawn over a new addition to the Detroit Zoo family. Born Sept. 7, this darling deer weighed only two pounds, according to Zoo staff --...

WATCH: Did The Skunk Just Want To Buy Some Furniture?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Detroit

When a skunk attempted to enter a Michigan Ikea, was he trying to wreak havoc with his smelly spray, or just hoping to pick up an affordable living ro...

LOOK: Otter Triplets Are Really, Really Cute

Posted 06.07.2012 | Detroit

Triple the otters, triple the fun! It looks like the Detroit Zoo's first baby river otters born in nearly 50 years are having a great time splashing a...

Adopt A Rabbit For Spring, Care For It Forever (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.08.2012 | Detroit

While the Easter holiday or a visit to the Detroit Zoo's Bunnyville might have some kids hankering for a bunny of their own, local rabbit rescue cente...

Ladies Night For Cats And Dogs

Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

No one can resist the big eyes of a kitten, but this Friday the Dearborn Animal Shelter is turning specifically to women for support, hosting a ladies...