Ron Kagan

Ringling Bros. Elephant (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images)

Circus Taking Elephants Out Of The Entertainment Business

Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision by the circus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2015

Ron Kagan, who runs the Detroit Zoo, shown talking  with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about things at the popular tourist destination. Michigan Matters airs at 11:30 am sunday on CBS 62. (credit: CBS 62)

It’s Dog Day Afternoon On Michigan Matters As The Detroit Zoo Goes To The Birds

The Detroit Zoo is going to the birds — more specially penguins — as Ron Kagan talked about a new penguin exhibit they are building that will opened by 2015.


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Pro-Wolf Hunting Group Submits 374K Petition Signatures; Detroit Zoo Objects

“The reality, there’s very little risk to livestock and wolves are really important to the ecosystem,” Kagan said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2014

Grizzly Bear Cubs Headed To Detroit Zoo

Hang Out With Bear Cubs At The Zoo? New Bill Would Like To Make That Happen

Zoo officials are worried about a bill making its way through the Michigan Legislature that would allow people visiting zoos to touch and pose for pictures with bear cubs.

97.1 The Ticket–02/23/2013

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What’s The Best Meeting Site In Metro Detroit? It’s Wild!

The Detroit Zoo has been named Michigan’s Finest Meeting Site, surpassing some of the finest hotels, resorts, conference centers and museums in Michigan.

CBS Detroit–07/11/2012

Red Pandas R.J. and Hammy with their mother Ta-Shi

Red Panda Cubs Come Out To Play At Detroit Zoo

Two adorable red panda cubs born in July can finally be seen in their habitat across from the tigers. Twin boys R.J. and Hammy were difficult to spot in the summer months due to all the leaves in their wooded habitat.

CBS 62–11/23/2011

Grizzly Bear Cubs Headed To Detroit Zoo

Poacher Kills Grizzly Bear, Orphaned Cubs Adopted By Detroit Zoo

Three orphaned grizzly bear cubs rescued this month will soon call the Detroit Zoo home.

CBS 62–11/14/2011

A Lion at the Detroit Zoo. (WWJ Photo/Chrystal Knight)

Zoo Director: Keeping Exotic Animals Not Uncommon

Following the escape of 48 exotic animals in Ohio, WWJ spoke with Detroit Zoo Director Ron Kagan, who said they’re finding more and more cases of lions, tigers and bears living in non-standard habitats.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/19/2011

Junior Z and the Zooper Heroes Detroit Zoo Mascots

Detroit Zoo Mascots Make Their Debut

Meet the new “goodwill ambassadors” for the Detroit Zoo! These fun mascots consist of two zookeeper characters, a polar bear and a giraffe.

CBS 62–04/21/2011