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The Detroit Zoo
8450 West 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak
MI
48067
Tel: (248) 541-5717

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Learn about the Detroit Zoo's mission, the SSP program and the orgin of the animals at the Zoo. You'll see how the Zoo participates in world and state conservation efforts and the role of the Zoo in reintroduction of species throughtout the state.
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    Great zoo! Friendly staff that are very helpful. The zoo is always clean and looking great. My kids love going and having a picnic lunch. We're members and plan on renewing our membership again.

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    The detroit zoo is the most exelent zoo I have ever visted when I get the chance I spend my whole day here examing every little detail of the zoo.

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    All-around great zoo. Friendly volunteers will gladly answer your questions, with lots of places to sit and rest. Great animal variety, 280 species last time I checked.
    If you're looking for elephants, sorry. The zoo released them on ethical grounds, but the other star attractions (polar bears, tigers, giraffes, lions) more than make up for it.
    Food and gifts are pricey, but of course this non-profit organization has to find ways to pay for itself.
    If you're looking for a wholesome zoo experience, the Detroit Zoo will be sure...Read More

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    A Member and Extremely Proud! This zoo has made changes for the better year after year. I believe its a better zoo today, then it was when I was a kid. Even as a kid, I recall the animals being statues, only to eat and sleep. They made me sad. Now I happily bring my daughter to see the rhinos always up to something, the lemurs forever active, the lion roars, the tiger roars (I think he/she is a sponge for attention as he often comes to the edge of his rock to show off). And the playful, almost full grown, three brother bear cubs. Even the...Read More

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    Good Zoo!
    Only gripe I wish it didn't close at 5 on the day I went and the pop machines need credit card readers. I was really thirsty but next time I'll take cash for sure.

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by Jamie Whitener

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All-around great zoo. Friendly volunteers will gladly answer your questions, with lots of places to sit and rest. Great animal variety, 280 species last time I checked.
If you're looking for elephants, sorry. The zoo released them on ethical grounds, but the other star attractions (polar bears, tigers, giraffes, lions) more than make up for it.
Food and gifts are pricey, but of course this non-profit organization has to find ways to pay for itself.
If you're looking for a wholesome zoo experience, the Detroit Zoo will be sure to satisfy patrons of all shapes and sizes.

by Janene L

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A Member and Extremely Proud! This zoo has made changes for the better year after year. I believe its a better zoo today, then it was when I was a kid. Even as a kid, I recall the animals being statues, only to eat and sleep. They made me sad. Now I happily bring my daughter to see the rhinos always up to something, the lemurs forever active, the lion roars, the tiger roars (I think he/she is a sponge for attention as he often comes to the edge of his rock to show off). And the playful, almost full grown, three brother bear cubs. Even the reptiles are active and clean! Clean over all. And yes, this place would not even exists if it weren't for the volunteers. Not to mention all the rescues they've become so successful at. God Bless. Just love it and looking forward to the Wild Lights coming up!

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