ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) – Bats, squirrels and a sloth displaced by the closure of a live animal center will find new homes at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.

The Detroit Zoological Society says it is providing sanctuary for the 54 bats, five southern flying squirrels, a 2-toed sloth and a horned frog.

The zoological society says more than 200 animals need homes after this week’s closure of the animal center in Pontiac, northwest of Detroit.

Habitats are being prepared at the zoo for many of the animals which will be quarantined for at least 30 days before moving to mostly behind-the-scenes areas.

Detroit Zoological Society deputy chief life sciences officer Randi Meyerson says the society is helping to find facilities capable of ensuring lifetime care for the animals.

© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.
Best Spots For A Quick Lunch In Downtown DetroitThese places will get you in and out.

Watch & Listen LIVE