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Otters enjoy ice treats filled with smelt and carrots at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak on July 17, 2013. A heat wave has triggered a summertime ritual for the zoo animals aimed at keeping them cool and stimulated during the dog days of summer. (credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

Detroit Zoo Animals Beat The Heat With ‘Cold Play’

With temperatures consistently above 90 degrees — the Detroit Zoo is treating its animals to novel enrichment programs aimed at keeping them cool nicknamed “Cold Play.”

CBS 62–07/17/2013


Best Summer Vacation Activities Around Detroit

Those lazy days of summer are at hand but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do with your time. All across the Detroit area, there are concerts, festivals and venues that are calling for visitors.



Best Railroad Experiences Near Detroit For Kids

All aboard for the ultimate in family fun — an authentic train ride that provides a memorable experience for everyone.


Polar Bear Exhibit at the Detroit Zoo. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

New Law Protects Zoo, Museum Millage Money

A tri-county millage to help fund the Detroit Zoo and the DIA will now have all of its revenue earmarked for those two institutions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2013

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Adorable Pudu Fawn Introduced At Detroit Zoo

The latest big thing at the Detroit Zoo is actually quite small. A female southern pudu – the smallest species of deer – was born May 20, 2013. The fawn is the fifth pudu born at the Zoo since the species was introduced in 2008.


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Genesee County Deer Might End Up At Detroit Zoo

The Genesee County deer that has grabbed international attention could soon be calling the Detroit Zoo its new home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2013

Macaroni Penguin Chick – The two-week-old macaroni penguin chick is sheltered by foster dad Tubby in the Detroit Zoo’s Penguinarium.  (credit: Detroit Zoo)

Rare Twice-Hatched Macaroni Penguin Meets Its Parents

The Detroit Zoo celebrated the birth of a macaroni penguin chick on May 25 – and celebrated its rebirth the next day.

CBS 62–06/06/2013

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Detroit Finances Put Cultural Institutions On Edge

The city-owned Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Detroit Zoo are among the institutions that could be affected.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2013

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Oakland County Kids Count Steps For Fitness And Fun

Students at Royal Oak’s Shrine Catholic Grade School stepped their way to first place in Oakland County’s 10th Annual “Count Your Steps” Program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2013

Warthog piglets, Daphne and Violet with their mom, Lilith at the Detroit Zoo. (Credit/Mark Gaskill)

2 Warthog Piglets Make Debut At The Detroit Zoo

Flowers aren’t the only things blooming at the Detroit Zoo. Daphne and Violet, female warthogs born in April, are now firmly planted in their African Grasslands habitat near the Africa Train Station.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2013