Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision by the circus.
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.
“The reality, there’s very little risk to livestock and wolves are really important to the ecosystem,” Kagan said.
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.
The Detroit Zoo has been named Michigan’s Finest Meeting Site, surpassing some of the finest hotels, resorts, conference centers and museums in Michigan.
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.
Three orphaned grizzly bear cubs rescued this month will soon call the Detroit Zoo home.
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.
Meet the new “goodwill ambassadors” for the Detroit Zoo! These fun mascots consist of two zookeeper characters, a polar bear and a giraffe.