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No Snow-Days at the Detroit Zoo: A Winter's Afternoon with a Camera and a New Gadget

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.13.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Dig through your parents' photo albums. If you're from the Detroit area (or ever visited someone there in your childhood) there's probably one of these shots somewhere, for example, the bear-pit where you used to be able to toss marshmallows, in the days before ursine diabetes...

Largest Penguin Exhibit In The U.S. Will Cost A Whopping $21 Million

AP | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Zoo will be home to the largest center in the U.S. dedicated to penguins, thanks to the most substantial private...

Georgie The Grey Seal Can Hardly See, But Now She's Safe

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.12.2013 | Green

A grey seal pup who has trouble seeing was found stranded off the coast of Maine. Now, she has a new home. Thought to be less than a year old, Geor...

LOOK: Baby Chimp Loves Her Mom

Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

She's less than a month old, but new baby chimp Zuhuru is already happy to hug it out with her mom. Born at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich., i...

Twin Baby Animals Prove 2 Is Definitely Cuter Than 1

Posted 08.14.2013 | Green

What's better than one impossibly adorable baby red panda? Almost nothing. Except, of course, two impossibly adorable red pandas, like the twin boys b...

There Was No Way These Zoo Commercials Wouldn't Be The Cutest

Posted 06.27.2013 | Detroit

The Detroit Zoo has taken its classic blend of seriously cute with a shot of silly to all new heights. Their new ad campaign urges parents to help the...

LOOK: Tiny Deer's Touching Moment With Mom Will Make You Melt

Posted 06.11.2013 | Detroit

She's just three weeks old, and doesn't yet have a name, but that hasn't stopped the newest resident at the Detroit Zoo from being amazing adorable. ...

This Baby Penguin Loves Its Foster Parents

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.06.2013 | Detroit

Parents can be very protective of their kids, including foster parents -- or penguin parents, for that matter. This two-week old macaroni penguin c...

Is This The One Baby Animal That Isn't Cute?

Posted 05.18.2013 | Detroit

Baby otter triplets? So cute. Pudu fawn? So sweet! Young, wrestling red pandas? Adorable! Tiny turtles? Don't even get us started. Newborn warthogs? A...

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...

Adorable Cub Comes Out Of Hiding

Posted 10.17.2012 | Detroit

Though he entered the world nearly four months ago, one of the Detroit Zoo's cutest cubs is just venturing out into the public eye. Sherman, a bab...

'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 --...

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Rana Florida | Posted 10.27.2012 | Detroit
Rana Florida

Yes, Detroit has a lot of things that aren't in its favor. But there's so much more positive than negative, from great universities and walkable neighborhoods, to cultural and natural amenities, the city and surrounding region have a lot to offer.

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...

LOOK: Detroit Zoo's Baby Camel

Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit

Bulgan isn't even a month old, and already he's competing for cutest animal at the Detroit Zoo. The Bactrian camel calf was born to mom Suren and f...

LOOK: Take A Pet Home From The Zoo

Posted 05.18.2012 | Detroit

It's not everyday you can bring a new pet home with you from the zoo. But on Saturday and Sunday, the Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society are ...

Creative Spaces: Where the Wild Things Should Be

Rana Florida | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Rana Florida

Ron L. Kagan made international headlines when he voluntarily decided to relocate the Detroit Zoo's elephants to a better home, a sanctuary in California. How exotic animals experience life in captivity is determined by the home that zoos give them. Here are some of the things that make this experience much better for animals.

Meet The Zoo's Cutest New Bears

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Three orphaned grizzly bear cubs that came to the Detroit Zoo from Alaska in December have made their zoo debut. Mike, Thor ...

WATCH: Zoos Wager On Monday's Lion-Bears Matchup

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

With the as-yet-undefeated Detroit Lions set to face the Chicago Bears in a much-anticipated matchup Monday, Oct. 10, leadership of the Detroit Zoo an...

Read Our Guide To Family Vacations In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Robert Anthony | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Detroit can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've...

Motor City And More: Our Guide To Family Vacations In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Lisa Pratto | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Michigan can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we'v...