Study of Penguins is Just the Tip Of the Iceberg

Graduate’s Study of Penguins Helps Propel Interest in Animal Welfare A six-month study by Oakland University (OU) alumna Amanda Lechnar on the underwater behavior of gentoo penguins at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center is changing the way researchers are looking at how animals in captivity interact with each other and their environment. “Identifying and following an individual penguin underwater is no easy task,” said Dr. Matthew Heintz, animal welfare research … [Read more...]

The New Zoo

The New Zoo: How are Zoos Changing & Their Conservation Efforts on November 16 at 7:00 p.m.  Field Conservation Officer of the Detroit Zoo, Paul Buzzard is coming to discuss the future of the zoo. This includes how zoos are changing along with the increased role zoos play in conservation of wildlife and animal welfare. Hosting 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for more than 2,000 animals, the Detroit Zoo stands as a landmark in the Metro Detroit area. It boasts award-winning … [Read more...]

Rochester Residents Walk for Miracles for Beaumont Children’s

Superheroes Invited to Walk for Miracles at Detroit Zoo Superheroes of all ages are invited to Beaumont Children’s “Walk for Miracles” at the Detroit Zoo, Saturday, June 10. On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The walk starts at 8:15 a.m. Blaine and Lauren, 96.3 WDVD morning show hosts, will serve as emcees. Money raised through Walk for Miracles will help support care for Beaumont Children’s patients. Rochester residents, Beth Bromund and her daughter Elise, are gathering family … [Read more...]

Fuel Up To Play 60 Initiative Launches in Oakland County

Oakland County will kick-off the Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Detroit Zoo. The county’s Health Division in partnership with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan will train staff from more than 45 schools in 20 school districts on how to implement the national wellness program for kids. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced that Fuel Up To Play 60 was the next step in his efforts to fight child obesity in his 20th State of the County address earlier this … [Read more...]