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Barle (credit: Betsie Meister, Detroit Zoological Society)

Detroit Zoo Mourns Loss Of Rescued Polar Bear

Bärle, a 27-year-old female polar bear rescued from a circus nearly 10 years ago, was euthanized Wednesday after an exam revealed tumors in her abdomen.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2012

Marie Osborne talks with Bob Lessnau (credit: Detroit Zoo)

890-Pound Female Looking For Love

Big love may be blooming in the Circle of Life Polar Bear exhibit at the Detroit Zoo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2012

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Bundle Up For International Polar Bear Day!

In the wild, polar bears live in Alaska, Russia, Greenland, Norway and Canada – the circumpolar north.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2012

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Walk On The Wild Side

It’s been a while since I’ve visited the Detroit Zoo.  So when the Clinton River Watershed Council decided the zoo would be the setting for their next fundraiser, I thought, “perfect!”  I can become involved […]

CBS 62–08/03/2011

Zoo Residents Get Help To Stay Cool

For we humans, staying cool when the temperatures inch toward 90 or above may involve something as simple as wearing lighter weight clothing. But for the animals at the Detroit Zoo with thick fur coats, […]